This Sassy Yarn Needs Love
Wow. I'm really getting into this free giveaway stuff. I've combed the Red Barn again and found something that you just might like. Tonight's offering will spark your imagination, and get your needles (or maybe your loom?) clicking in anticipation: 3 balls of Skacel's "Czarina." A spicy pinky-red chenille with bits of teal and yellow. Zowie! 330 yards total. Now, that's a project in the making. Till 10 PM tomorrow night, leave a comment on this post and tell us about a yarn project you created that was the most loved by its recipient: Mom's shawl? Baby blanket? Kid's mittens? Boyfriend's cardigan? You know, the one that warmed your heart for days after the gift was given. Now, this whole exercise assumes that you have knit, crocheted or woven a gift for someone else. But I feel safe making that assumption, because you ladies are true givers. It's obvious. So, tell us the tale of the much-loved gift.
In farm news, your yarn harvest got a little closer to the mill today. Laurie and I (mostly Laurie - I have a very stuffy head and foggy brain today) spent several hours picking and sorting alpaca, Jacob and Gulf Coast Native wool, evaluating it for its future use. We could just send it off "as is," but that would end up costing all of us more in the long run, either in money or in quality of the end product. This is tedious work. Work I would never get done by myself. Today, Laurie gets the "Community Servant" award. Like Chris yesterday with the sheep meds. Jacob's Reward is definitely a group project. We all get high marks for "Works Well With Others." The reward is that the icing on the CSA cake is another step closer to completion. Woohoo!
Hey, BTW, I heard Dawn's "Knit Naturally" podcast today - she is a such a hoot. Give her a listen if you aren't already a regular fan like me.