A Yarnie Birthday
I recently had a (significant) birthday, and other than the fact that I had the flu on my actual birthday, it was an awesome birthday full of celebration. I got lots of fun, generous gifts from family and friends, a couple of which will appeal to all you knitters out there.
Every year, Kristi gives me some handspun. This year was no exception! In the past, I have received sport weight 3-ply superwash merino in perfect fall colors. This year, Kristi kept with the superwash merino theme, but the yarn is heavier — DK or worsted weight I would say — and delightfully squooshy. I think this skein is destined to become a hat and/or mittens. What do you think? As I recall, this yarn came from some Yarn Wench roving.
Judy always manages to come up something special, too. She gave me a skein of Schaefer Yarn Andrea in the Dian Fossey colorway. OMG! I wish you could touch this yarn. It is a laceweight silk. Unbelievably soft — like so soft it catches on the dry skin on my hands. And the colors are so beautiful. I am thinking a little shawl of some sort with this one. It is variegated (greens, blues, grays), but not so much so that I can’t do something lacy with it and have it still work.
On a less fun note… Thank you for all your support and concern for Boris. We still don’t have a definitive diagnosis, and his health continues to decline. However, he is still a happy dog and seems to be comfortable. So, while our remaining time together will undoubtedly be too short, at least we can enjoy it.