The most exciting thing that happened in all of April was… a yarn exchange. You read that right, there is a nice women from the States who offered to exchange some yarn with me. We were going for something like 5 skeins each and then just send it to the other. Instead, we went a bit overboard and I might’ve asked for a sweater quantity of Loft somewhere along the way. I decided differently in the end, but more on that later.
Her package is still on the way, but here’s what was included:
Four beautiful skeins of De Rerum Natura Ulysse which is a locally sourced and carded French sport weight merino wool. Colors from left to right are nuit d’été, confiture de rose, plume de paon and genêt. I tried very hard to match the colors on my screen but they are just awesome if you can’t see it for yourself.
Four skeins of their worsted weight Gilliat in poivre.
And of course I couldn’t resist ordering some for myself.
A sweater quantity (for my size) Gilliat in genêt. And I already cast it on, although now is really not the time. There is another big project going on which I cannot talk about right now. But the yarn for this won’t be here until the end of the week and I couldn’t help myself. This yarn is like butter in your hands! You hardly notice that you’re knitting it. It’s heavenly.
I actually wonder how it wears over time, it’s so soft. I might even have gotten the boyfriend to rub his face all over one of the skeins, just to show him how soft it is.
Back to the point, I need to get knitting now.