Saturday, August 11, 2007

Speechless

Some would say that was a good thing...

I ordered the Kauni yarn to make a jumper for 'im indoors. The yarn was shipped from Astrid's Dutch Obsessions on Monday and arrived here in the rural backwater this morning (Saturday). Strange to say, I just knew it was going to arrive today. I was awake at six thirty in breathless anticipation.

You know how sometimes, when you are waiting for something to happen; willing the time to pass quickly; when you are so looking forward to something and then when it does come it's a bit of a let down? Not so here, not so at all, not by a long chalk.



It is the most glorious, most beautiful, most delightful thing I have ever seen.

This is my favourite:



but they are all wonderful.

I was pleased to see that I'd had the foresight to order five balls (that's 750g) because I honestly thought I'd only ordered four. It's not that 'im indoors is the Michelin Man (though he is not quite so svelte as he once was) but rather that I have an irrational fear of running out of yarn. I don't think that's going to be the case here.

The yarn is described as "Shetland-type" and I would say this description is very accurate - it feels "sticky" (technical term) and so I have no doubt that a steek would work well. If you want the complete skinny on steeks, look no further than Eunny Jang, who goes into it in what some might consider a slightly obsessive way. (Not that I think that, not at all.)

Also included in the package was a piece of cake:



Let's hope that's going to be an omen.

Back Field?



It's still there.

4 comments:

littlelixie said...

Woah! That yarn is absolutely gorgeous. Fingers are itching to order some. Will have to be strong. And cake? Just when I thought it couldn't get any better...

Rhiannon said...

Hey Kate,
The yarn is absolutely beautiful, I can't wait to see what you're going to knit! :)

Ava said...

Love this yarn. does it have a name besides Kauni?

allisonmariecat said...

Oh, pretty, pretty colors! If I had more time to knit, I would be ordering some right now. It'll have to go on my Christmas list.

I certainly hope the sweater is a piece of cake :)