Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Best Kind of Mail

Today, I got this. I read a post on Janna's blog recently in which she described a yarn sale she had taken advantage of. I copied her and took advantage of it too.

I'm now the proud owner of 10 hanks of Beaverslide Dry Goods 2-ply fisherman's weight yarn in the colorway Tamarack. I had to check Wikipedia (gasp!) to see what a tamarack was. I wasn't sure if it was really dark brown or really dark green. Either would have been fine with me, but as it turns out, it's brown -- with flecks of light brown and an occasional greenish-yellowish streak. You can see for yourself if you click on the picture, click on the "All Sizes" link above the image at the Flickr site, and then choose original. It's quite me.

I don't know if it's what they feed the sheep in Montana or if they keep their wool stored near cinnamon, but this yarn smells good. And another thing that I've never seen before: this yarn's dyelot number is 1. That's right: 1. How cool is that?

One day -- soon I hope -- it will be this (only in a larger version).


  1. I see that the Bomb Pop experience has taught you to branch out in your color choices! ; )

  2. Isn't it great yarn? And I just checked mine - it's also dye lot 1! Now if I just get through all of this knitting for everyone else, so I can knit my sweater....

    (Word verification hates me tonight)

  3. I knew someone would call me on the color choice. What can I say?

    I understand what you mean about the word verification -- sometimes I have to go through it three or four times before I get through. What's up with that?

    Is that why you use haloscan, Janna?

  4. 100% wool. Smells like cinnamon. but is it soft? Wondering...

  5. It is quite soft. Hard to describe. Because it's 2-ply, it looks kind of fragile when it's unravelled. But it's knitting up nicely in the swatch I'm working on.

    It looks rough, though.

  6. Wikipedia? Wikipedia, did you say? I thought it was anathema for librarians to use Wikipedia. Has the world gone mad? Have cats and dogs started living together? Or have I finally convinced you of the efficacy of Wikipedia? (You are not my first librarian this week to turn to Wikipedia for quickie information. One more, [Andrew E] and my work here is done.) Uncle C