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Thursday, August 22, 2007

Why travel miles & miles to a field
in the middle of the country?

Well. There’s the Country.
Good Lookin’ State, Michigan!

and then there’s


the YARN (and sheep, but of course.)

I had a plan. Yes. I did. ;p

Last year, I’d used Shelridge Farms Soft Touch WW for a sample (a short-sleeved Ribby Pulli) and loved it. I wanted more! But Buffy Taylor and her mate were off on the fest circuit and it was just as easy to go to the mountain, etc. etc. etc.

AND, wonders of wonders, when you visit in person, you also visit the COLORS. This is called Heath and I swear! This was an intended gettee before Meg gifted me with these lovely lovely earrings she made:

Thanks Meg! Beautiful Beads! Love those little green apples!

Behind the green, there’s a cone of Ebony Jaggerspun Merino/Tussah. I have 2800 yards of Lace Weight scored at a penny a yard. Hmm. Let’s go SHAWLING! Hey

8 responses to “Thursday, August 22, 2007”

  1. meg says:

    Hoyas? Is that a new brand of needle? I had all I could do to wait ’till I got home to my needles to start Miss Dashwood, for which I got a cone of mercerized cotton. That Wensleydale looks so yummy! Those lil’green apples charmed me, too :) & you’re most welcome!

  2. Bonne Marie says:

    Ah, HI ya Meg! Silly me — I called them Hoya (which is a bush OR Georgetown Football) but they are really HiyaHiya! They are inexpensive, stainless circs and they throw a freebie in the pkg.

    Some had patterns. I got one with a little stitch holder. ;p

  3. Cathy-Cate says:

    I want to be on the yarn bus!!

  4. Temperance says:

    Yummy yarn, Love the green, but the red is truely lucious. I am feeling ignorant, however, rare breed yarn? How is it diffrent / better then common sheep yarn?

  5. Deb says:

    That Wensleydale Longwool is a personal favourite of mine, as well-in fact, a couple of years ago, I scored BIG at a clearance of the stuff-8 skeins of charcoal, 3 + 2 light blue, 2 orange, 1 each of cream, butter, purple and deep rose. All for well under $100!!!!!!!I sort of had in mind a fair-isle tunic style top-but now I am thinking something lacy. Hmmmmmmmmm. Makes a body wonder what to do with it all! (But I ADORE it) (I did use 2 skeins of the light blue for a delicious baby sweater- only have 3 blue left!)

  6. Karen B. says:

    My, oh my! Look at that candy apple red lace. It is beautiful, Bonne Marie! I must’ve been dozing on the way back because I so didn’t see you working on Miss Dashwood…

  7. Tracey says:

    Fantastic, red, green, apples! Did you know it’s almost fall? Yay! Meg’s earrings are a delight. BTW, love the new pattern.

  8. lisa says:

    The soft red is truly beautiful and even more loverly in Miss Dashwood. Be sure to show pics the moment it is a FO. I really love the earrings too. What are your plans for the green?

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