I spent last Sunday in my kitchen. I never showered, I was still in my nightgown, and most of the day I was wearing lavender sheepskin slippers and those hot pink rubber gloves you can get at whole foods. It was a look entirely without charm, although I know a few people who'd like a picture.
But it was OK, I was washing Gladys. See?
It's a big box, but that's not even the half of it.
Today I went to the dollar store to purchase large plastic covered bins for Gladys and her once and future compatriots to live in during their transitional lives. I hate the dollar store and I really hate large plastic bins. They give me aesthetic difficulties.
But it was OK, it is for the well being of the wool.
Hell, I was excited to have a proper home for everyone.
Notice how the fleece is an individual?
Yeah, I've lost it.
Ladies and gents, meet Maureen.
3 pounds of really soft ecru merino. 4" staple length, at least as far down as I've gone in the box. And I got that great sheepy smelling rush when I opened the box. I like it.
Nothing's too good for Mo and Gladys. Plastic bins? No problem. Rearrange the kitchen to make room for the drying racks? But of course.
My therapist wants to know why I keep making excuses for my lame, uncool, fleece-loving, wool- hording ways, when all this makes me so happy. It's a good question.
I wonder if I have time to wash her before I leave for the holiday?
In other news: Cast on for the second sleeve.
Bulky yarn is certainly fast, but it is VERY hard to keep an even tension with fat needles. Note to self - really, you are a DK kind of girl. Just accept it.
Jo Sharp makes some nice stuff. I really think that the various incarnations of Silkroad are my favorite commercial yarn(s) - texture, color, knittability - and mustn't forget the DK wool either. I have 9 projects worth of Jo in the closet - this one, two Desert Garden cotton, 3 Silkroad aran, one Silkroad tweed DK, two DK classic - that doesn't count the Silkroad aran tweed I sold to a friend last month. And they are all gorgeous. I just wish the Silkroad came in a DK weight.
Maybe it is better that it doesn't.
And for your amusement, the tragically deflated bosom of Truffle.