January 15, 2009
I am in love with the yarn that arrived today. The handpainted colors are so perfectly me, vivid purples melting into shades of woodsy greens. This is wool that I can actually wear next to my skin, from a breed called Bluefaced Leicester. I want to find a pattern that takes advantage of the springy quality of wool; cashmere and alpaca are very inelastic. Iím combing over Ravelry, and all the books and magazines Iíve got, looking for the perfect pattern. My fingers are itching to start knitting this yarn now, never mind the other projects Iíve got lined up.