I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
One of the things I love about reading your blogs is getting to learn about new indie dyers, jewelry makers, knitting patterns, and designers. I'm always so inspired and excited to see what you're admiring these days and working on. The other thing I love is participating in your generous giveaways (reminder to self: offer giveaways on Project:Stash), and I was lucky enough to win a great little prize over on Alexandra's wonderful blog Wool and Cotton a few weeks ago. So, what did I win?
Aren't these gorgeous? Alexandra, who hails from Greece, introduced her readers to a lovely indie yarn shop that is local to her country. Angelika's etsy shop, Shades of Light, is serious eye candy, and when I was given the chance to choose five mini skeins from her collection, it took me days (yes, days) to settle on the colors.
It was kind of ridiculous how many times I went to her etsy shop, prowled the color choices, picked and then re-picked the colors before finally sending off my selection. Angelika is a sweetheart -- so patient -- and my mini skeins arrived last night!
Each mini skein is a wool and nylon blend in fingering weight. With 32.8 yards per skein, I should be able to knit myself a nice pair of socks if I throw in some scraps from my stash to beef up the numbers.
I so appreciate the chance to try a new indie yarn dyer and from another country, no less. Thanks again to both Alexandra and Angelika for this lovely surprise!
As for reading, I'm almost finished with Commencement (it's a great summer read) and I leave you with a little quote from the novel:
Any good drama or tragedy is like a ball of yarn, made up of so many strands piled one upon another. You should be able to unwind the ball, to see every bit, right down to the start.