Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yarn Along!

Years ago, my friend Suzie gave me a copy of her favorite book, Green Dolphin Street, which is now out of print.  She scours used book shops for it and rescues any volumes she finds.  I've finally delved into it, and only wish I had done so sooner.

I've been working on two projects simultaneously--the Puerperium Cardigan and some baby booties for Juliana of A Stamp A Day.  I carry the booties in my purse and knit them exclusively while at work, but the cardigan for my baby is my dessert knitting.  I usually wind up knitting it in bed after we've washed the dishes, folded the laundry, and generally done our duty.
Every stitch is a total joy because of this gorgeous yarn:
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This particular skein is from a different era in my life--back when I would impulsively spend twenty dollars on a single skein of yarn without even an inkling of what it might become.  It was enough to take it home and dream of the possibilities.  Now that I live in the middle of nowhere, a trip to a yarn store is a rare pleasure, and that same twenty dollars is harder to come by.  My stash full of beautiful yarn is all the more precious to me now.  I am so glad I stocked up for leaner times.  (My sister Emily did the same thing before her babies came, only it was a Coach handbag in her case.)

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Ellen said...

I have many skeins like that too. Love the Tosh yarn - all the colors and textures. Lovely. Just wish it was a less expensive. Thanks for the book recommendation - what is it about?

Victoria said...

I love how your friend is on a mission to rescue used copies of her favorite book! What a special gift to receive!