In spite of my efforts to keep my wool children to a minimum, I've accumulated a bit of stash over the last couple of months. But it's all souvenir and gift yarn, which I think is perfectly acceptable, don't you? Behold:
I went all the way to England and bought...Kidsilk Haze.
When I was in York in March I visited a cute little shop called Sheepish and fell tookuus over teakettle with these three colors of KSH (629, 582, and 578). So I bought them. Yum, yum! I want to design a ridiculously garish, yet fabulous shawl.
Hello. I am British. Mostly.
Gift yarn from Philippa! It's called BFL Dazzle 4py/Sock and it's from The Natural Dye Studio. It has text all over the label saying "British Wool!" and "British Wool from British Sheep!" and then on the back in teeny tiny print it says "contains not less than 50% British Wool." Tee-hee. Regardless, it's gorgeous and soft and a lot more British than any other yarn I came across on my trip. Destined for socks, naturally.
When I grow up I want to be a pair of mittens.
I don't know if I mentioned that I left Thunky in England for a month. Well, I did. When he finally returned, he brought me some yarn (I believe Phillipa was instrumental in making this purchase possible). He informs me that he would like colorwork mittens, so mittens he will have! The yarn is Artesano 100% Alpaca 4 ply. I must say he has excellent taste.
Saturday I dropped Thunk off at the train station for another month of scholarly frolicking in archives, so I'm on my own again. Maybe there's a yarn store in Massachusetts too (hint, hint)?
Llama, llama, llama...llama
This is the yarn I bought at Yellow Wood Llama Farm (it's Farmhouse Fibers Super SIlky 100% Llama Yarn). It's feels fantastic and the blue color makes me all swoony. I have no idea what to make with it, but I bought one skein of white so that I have the option of doing colorwork. Because I'm all about the colorwork lately. Any ideas? I have approximately 800 yards of sportweight.
That's all for now. I have some FOs to show off soon. Stay tuned!