As a little relief from all the complaining I've done about our horrible, hot weather this summer, I just want to say that it's been heavenly for the past week or so. We had some rain and then a cool front and it's been 50's and 60's at night and 70's and 80's for daytime temperatures. Sheep, lambs, alpacas, dogs and I have all been so much more comfortable. It's forecast to be back up in the high 80's by next weekend, but this little reprieve has given me hope that I can hang on until autumn weather arrives.
|(Can you see why they are looking that way? It's Carson!)|
I ended up driving to Echoview on Monday, once again making the trip down and back in one day. This time, I got an early start ( 6 am ) and was back home by around 7 pm. All I can say is that I'm in LOVE with my new yarn! I cannot recommend Echoview highly enough to do them justice. As I wrote before, their facilities are beautiful and their people are just so, so thoughtful and anxious to please. Marcia was a joy to work with and I felt they all truly cared about producing the nicest yarn possible. I made myself finish up a small project ( kiddie hat and mittens ) that I started over the weekend and immediately knit up a gauge swatch with the new yarn. It's a light and squishy two-ply worsted weight, in what I think is a gorgeous oatmeal color. I do plan to over-dye most of it, but am going to knit a sweater for myself in the natural color. I'm hoping to get the dye pot fired up a little later this week and will post pictures when I have some things to show. I've already selected the pattern for my sweater - it's Hallett's Ledge. I know I should absolutely not start another project, but my rationale is that I really, really should have a knitted sample for folks to look at, if they are considering buying some of my yarn. Right? I thought so!