Ok....Terry got me good on her post the other day, so you can be sure I will be posting WIP here..haha!
When I first opened the box, I wasn't sure that I was going to like it as has a very high twist, so I sat down and did up a swatch. Lo and behold the yarn created a very very soft fabric, but the added twist gave it good durability.
Now, it is no secret here that I have been shamefully fascinated with bees, since the reading of one good book and the creation of a beautiful shawl....so I spoke with Anne early in the fall and asked if she might consider creating a bee sock for this yarn. I sent the sample to her with some yarn to be sure that she felt it was a suitable yarn and she agreed...a bee sock it would bee :-). Anne has been working on the design, so go take a peek.
I will be offering it as a sock kit when it is finished and if I can get my butt in gear, I may tuck a little bee-u-tiful surprise inside :-)
Can you tell how excited I am?
Yep....very excited, because there is more. Tonight, Susan emailed me a peek of what she has been doing with some of the lace yarn that I sent to her. Susan originally had asked if I was sick to death of the Tupelo yarn and if I was not, she had a design in mind that she wanted to try with it. Silly girl.........it's no secret, that colorway is my favorite, so I told her to go for it and go for it she has. Her swatches and bead colors have truly piqued my curiosity....I can't wait to see what she comes up with. You can take a little peek here.
If you can stand it....there is even a little more excitement here at home as well. I have been gently hinting for the last few years how much I wanted to turn the downstairs of our barn into a studio that would fit my big loom. A studio that could also be a casual storefront.
Imagine my surprise when Ken told me this weekend that perhaps we could slowly work on getting the lower barn redone for a fiber studio. He says that he will work on what he can over the winter and we can finish it up in the spring....whoo hoo!
Ken, God bless his soul, has seen me through my various obsessions. He has helped me with the dogs, frequently hauling crates and doing the early morning walk at dog shows. He has helped me pack and unpack spinning wheels and looms. He has lugged the bags of bunny poop to the dump and empties them in the organic dump piles (can you believe it?) and just this weekend he actually walked the grounds with me contemplating where the bees will go, even though he thinks I have lost my mind.
My husband...........I think I'll keep him :-)