Well, yeah, of course I bought yarn over the weekend.
When I got to The Tangled Web, I was pleased to see that they had some Claudia Handpainted sock yarn. so I bought enough for two pairs:
These are the Turquoise Jeans and Pink Clouds colorways.
And then at Loop I saw this:
Artyarns Silk Mohair. 70% mohair, 30% silk.
Each 25 gram skein is 230 yards and I bought four. Enough for a lacy shawl, I think. It’s pretty much the same weight and composition as Rowan Kidsilk Haze, so this will sub for any pattern calling for that, methinks.
At Loop, they gave me a gift, too:
This is a wee Lantern Moon silk tote — just right for carrying around a sock in progress! Inside:
Schaefer Anne sock yarn, rosewood dpns, a tape measure, and some woolwash samples!
Did I sew Deirdre together yesterday?
No, I didn’t. What’s my excuse? I got distracted.
So — what distracted me? This:
Can anyone guess what that yarn is for? I’ll give you a huge hint:
Sing it with me: “Lucy on the couch with fair isle.”
Back to Normal
So today marked my return to my “normal” life — going to work every day and spending weekends doing my own thing. The book tour is over. Thank you to everyone who asked if I’d be coming to a location near you. Please understand that my publisher arranged the book tour, so where I went was up to them. They, of course, had a budget for book publicity, and they did as many things and sent me to as many places as the budget would allow.
But it’s nice to be wanted!
Lucy is VERY happy to have her Momma home.
Tonight, Camille is being shown on TCM. I’ve got my knitting, I’ve got plenty of tissues, and I’ve got my kitty.
Life is good.