Saturday, August 11, 2007


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.


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 :)