Him: “Something squooshy came for you in the mail. I’m thinking it is either yarn or a puppy”
Me: “OooOooo! I hope it’s yarn…coz dead puppies aren’t much fun!”
Yep. That was the conversation (via text message) this morning. I am glad to say, it wasn’t a puppy. Instead…I got yarn!
My order from Three Ewes Twisted In Fiber, to be precise. I had ordered sock yarn in a self-striping 100% BFL in green, black, and cream called Green Eyed Monster; and a variegated merino/nylon blend in browns and neutrals called “Buttered Popcorn”. Robin was right…the package *was* squooshy!
The contents of the package are absolutely beautiful. The self-striping yarn looks to be a fine fingering weight, so I may have to go down a needle size, but I’m looking forward to playing with it. The Merino/Nylon is a little thicker and looks like it will make some gorgeous socks for the Husbeast. Both were wrapped with a pretty fabric ribbon, and there was a little baggie of candies to sweeten the deal. The colours are wonderfully vivid, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they hold fast after washing.
I got the idea to order from Carin’s videocast. They had sent her a sample skein, and she couldn’t resist casting on a pair of socks almost immediately. Considering Carin has a sizeable stash of BMFA Socks that Rock, this speaks volumes. They have storefronts on both Etsy and Artfire, so ordering was really just a matter of deciding what I wanted. It took a little longer than I would have liked, but apparently the ladies dye-to-order, and I really can’t complain about that. Truth be told, that part didn’t take long. The only possible complaint I might have is that they’re not in Canada, and thus I had to wait for my parcel to clear customs. Boo! While yarn, I suppose, can be explosively good, I somehow don’t think my order was incendiary! (hint: it’s not that kind of “Yarn Bombing”!)
More at a later time when I’ve actually been able to play with it and can tell you what it’s like for reals 🙂