I just got my hank of Shimmer Ivy in the mail. Now I wish I'd ordered more, because it's SO beautiful, and now I guess it's gone. It's even more beautiful than I expected: that rich, rich green and the shine of the silk make it look incredibly opulent, but at the same time subtle enough not to distract from a complex pattern. Do I even have a lace pattern that's worthy??
OH GOODIE! I ordered some too and my order was shipped Monday! Glad I didn't wait to order it! I knew I'd love the basic color, but I don't have any Shimmer yarn yet, so I'm anxious to see the brilliance of it! I think I ordered four hanks, so have no idea what I'll make of it, but will have plenty to make a shawl or something.
If it is that gorgeous, perhaps KP will add it to the line, on purpose! LOL!
I just got my latest order and I need to gush about my new yarn. I got a skein of Alpaca Cloud in Tidepool and a couple of skeins of Cadena in Admiral. I had a color card for the Cadena, but I hadn't realized it was so squeezable and springy. I loooove it and I am now planning to make the big Cadena Car Coat pattern (can't recall the right name of the pattern), cuz I want that much of it around me. The Alpaca Cloud is addictively strokable and I love the color. Thank you, KP!
Vivian: I know what you mean about Alpaca Cloud's being "addictively stokable!" Sometimes it gets in the way of the knitting. I'm using AC in smoke for my Stonington Shawl, and I find myself petting it or rubbing my face in it instead of knitting! --Peggy
I made the Fingerless Gloves (gauntlets) from the KP free pattern in Alpaca Cloud for my daughter for Christmas 2007. Had to use two strands together for gauge... but what a dream. I was concerned I'd have to wash them as soon as they were finished because I kept stroking the balls against my cheek! LOL!
I agree... sometimes such decadent texture gets in the way of your knitting! :-)
I wish Bob were my uncle. Then I probably could weedle yarn and other KP goodies out of him! But I am certain that Bob is too young to be my uncle! (Or I'm too old to be his niece!)
I don't need SAA. I can stop anytime I want to. I just don't want to! --Peggy