Monday, February 09, 2009
Just bought this yarn. It is made by Enchanted Knoll Farm on Etsy. This is a blurb about their lifestyle. I lifestyle I envy. Except for it being cold in Maine. As the BFBFE says, I'm just a little kitty. But OH! I would love to have some Llamas and goats and sheep. Maybe an Alpaca or two, and a Vicuna.
"Our little homestead is solar-powered and nestled into the woods of Maine, where we raise our own sheep, process our own wool, and create a magical mix of colors. We are not certified organic, but raise our flock with the most natural means and much tender loving care. While some of the fiber we produce is grown here on our homestead - some of it is purchased from other sources to be processed, dyed, and made into something beautiful for you by us. You can be sure that everything you buy from us has been made here by the experienced hands of spinners, knitters, a seamstress, and a shepherd."
The colorway is called 'Queen Mermaid'. I wasn't supposed to be buying any yarn. Honestly, I was really trying to be good, but my Goddess!!! Look at it! Have you ever seen something so beautiful? I have bought from them before and been especially happy with the colors, so I am really excited to see this.
In general, I can be good about most things. Art supplies....I'll admit I have a problem with. If I can visualize what I want to make with the goodies, then it's especially hard for me to say "No, wait." It's like saying wait to breathe for a couple weeks. No can do. When I was single it was often a matter between art supplies or food. Surprisingly I can subsist on very little food. Top Ramen is perfectly good. And fast I might add.
The other reason I wasn't able to wait for this yarn for another couple of weeks is that I'm going to be in an upcoming show called Mythical Creatures. I don't think I'm gonna get to dance in it, but I'll need costuming. I'm envisioning a shawl made from this. I want to make a brown leather vest. This yarn will be beautiful next to it. Sigh. Whether anyone else notices, it's important to feel beautiful.