Thursday, July 19, 2007

yarn and mudpies

I finally got to meet the elusive Ms. B, yarn rep extraordinaire, who left here this morning with a few orders for Clementine's and my heart. That woman gets to drive around with giamongous suitcases full of gorgeous yarns... for money. You have no idea how that thrills me. She had skeins of the much-heralded 'Schaefer' yarns. "Blossom" is the boucle at left, "Anne" is the three other skeins. I guess Schaefer "Anne" is worth all the hype, considering the incredible yardage and the luminous quality of the yarn itself. I am hoping a certain hand-dyer in a far southern state will dye us up some for the shop...


You'll also notice the sweater and scarf used as a backdrop in the above picture. Below is a better photo of the sweater, which is possibly the coolest thing I've ever seen in intarsia. Perhaps my aversion ends now. I'm smitten with it, as well as being hopelessly and completely in love with the company that produces the yarn. Both scarf and sweater are done in alpaca, from a company that is run like a 'not-for-profit'. Frog Tree yarns are produced in South America by women's cooperatives. Frog Tree gives these women a way to provide for their children and gain economic stability. The yarn is better than you could imagine, and the price is amazingly low, for all the goody you get. I've ordered patterns for a few garments, and can not put these sample items down. You just have to paw them for yourselves...

Here is a messy boy, playing at losing his shoes in the mud. We had an honest-to-goodness downpour this early afternoon, and all the kids decided to become 'swamp things'. Little man managed to get far, far messier after the photo-op. Everyone is showering now, with promise of a movie and microwave popcorn once clean garb is being sported.
Tomorrow is a painting day in the shop. Naomi has offered her services, and I suspect she's efficient at it. Tomorrow will be a good day, I can feel it already. Of course, now that I mention it, today wasn't half bad, either, what with yarn, and sample garments, and a timely delivery of the construction materials. And it all happened without having to double up any medications. Yessiree, a very good day. Type at you soon, knittahs. Cami

3 comments:

Annalea said...

I swear all of your yarn buying is rubbing off, Cami. I went to my LYS today to get some cheap-o acrylic fingering weight to make my daughter some doll clothes, and came home with a medium-sized bag full of fiber! (Well, most of it was in the dollar rack--including Knit Picks lace in merino & alpaca!), but still . . . cut it out already! lol

What a shot of your yard . . . love those trees, and the little man looks like he had a thoroughly good time. :o) It definitely sounds like today was a good one.

LotusKnits said...

Oh my, the yumminess of the yarn!! The sweater looks divine and I bet it's super soft. Glad the shop is almost done!! I can't wait to see finished photos!

Dragonfly said...

playing catch-up on blog reading. Little guy looks very cute in that picture.

beautiful yarn, I love the Anne!