Sep 01 2009
My friends have been incredibly generous lately. There was that birthday goodness, including the surprise Wollmeise, and plans are afoot to attend Rhinebeck and 90% set to check out Vermont’s sheep & wool festival too! But I had another delightful surprise yesterday when I went to my knit night:
Rebecca planned wisely and went to Sock Summit at the beginning of August. (I won’t tell you how much yarn she brought home, but let’s just say it’s enough to make even my jaw drop in envy.) She offered to play personal shopper for those of us who weren’t attending. Rebecca has impeccable taste, so when I asked her if she would bring me back something, I told her to let her imagination run wild.
I couldn’t be more tickled. My entire knit group has picked up on my affection for greens (not surprisingly, the socks I cast on last night? Green) and Rebecca came back with some lovely yellow-green yarn from Holiday Yarns that I think really wants to be something with a leaf motif. (It’s actually called Gecko, but I don’t care. It’s a leafy color.) And that bag is full of FIBER.
It’s a spinning sampler! from A Verb For Keeping Warm, which is possibly the most charmingly named business ever to engage in knitterly commerce. The bag is labeled simply “exotics.” I have no idea (some guesses, though) of what any of these are, but every one is soft and inviting in a different way. I’m getting better and better with my little drop spindles, enough so that I think it rates a post one of these days, so this is a very welcome addition indeed to my fledgling fiber stash.
I’m still sad that I wasn’t able to go to Sock Summit, but between the news that there’s going to be another one (shh still sekrit apparently) and this delightful Summit Stash, I think I will bear up under the disappointment quite well, thank you. And thanks, Rebecca, for hauling these beauties cross-country for me!
And — it’s September now and the air in the last few days has become crisp and cool and all the yarn that’s languished in the heat of August suddenly looks inviting again. Autumn is my favorite time of year and it’s finally on its way!
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