“I’m sure it can’t be up there,” I shouted to Tom glumly “why would I put it up there?”
“Is it in a packet that says Wild Apple sweater and cardigan?” came the voice from the loft.
The Wild Apple has been found!
But not before I managed to make some other purchases. . .
Old Maiden Aunt Corriedale sportweight corriedale in shade “pumpkin pie.” I’ve knitted with Lilith’s corriedale several times and it remains a firm favourite. I seem to be in a curious orange phase at the moment and this is a particularly delicious shade.
Wonderful Siaban from Uist Wool. I love the marled quality of this pale grey, which comes from the varied tones and shades of the darker fleeces that have been blended with the yarn’s cheviot base. I’ve been looking forward to working with the yarn spun in Uist under a fantastic local enterprise for quite some time now. Even just in the skein this lovely springy sproingy woolly wool does not disappoint! Uist Wool will be at Edinburgh Yarn Fest next month – I think I might need to find time to pop by their stand.
Another new-to-me yarn from the Birlinn Yarn Company , a venture run by Meg Rodger from her Berneray croft. Overdyeing yarn spun from a blend of hebridean and cheviot fleeces results in some really beautiful dulled shades. The colour I chose is called sgeir or reef, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it knits up.
Because of all your suggestions, I now have definite plans for all three of my new yarns (as well as the elusive Wild Apple) and as I’m feeling rather under the weather at the moment some serious knitting time is definitely in order!
So thanks so much to all of you who left a comment – I found lots of inspiration there.
(I thought you might like to see those Wild Apple yarn shades in all their glory again)