Posted February 22, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Him: “Something squooshy came for you in the mail.  I’m thinking it is either yarn or a puppy”
Me: “OooOooo! I hope it’s yarn…coz dead puppies aren’t much fun!”

Yep.  That was the conversation (via text message) this morning.  I am glad to say, it wasn’t a puppy.  Instead…I got yarn!

three ewes twisted in fiber order parcel

My order from Three Ewes Twisted In Fiber, to be precise.  I had ordered sock yarn in a self-striping 100% BFL in green, black, and cream called Green Eyed Monster; and a variegated merino/nylon blend in browns and neutrals called “Buttered Popcorn”.  Robin was right…the package *was* squooshy!

The contents of the package are absolutely beautiful.  The self-striping yarn looks to be a fine fingering weight, so I may have to go down a needle size, but I’m looking forward to playing with it.  The Merino/Nylon is a little thicker and looks like it will make some gorgeous socks for the Husbeast. Both were wrapped with a pretty fabric ribbon, and there was a little baggie of candies to sweeten the deal.  The colours are wonderfully vivid, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they hold fast after washing.

three ewes twisted in fiber yarn

I got the idea to order from Carin’s videocast.  They had sent her a sample skein, and she couldn’t resist casting on a pair of socks almost immediately. Considering Carin has a sizeable stash of BMFA Socks that Rock, this speaks volumes.  They have storefronts on both Etsy and Artfire, so ordering was really just a matter of deciding what I wanted.  It took a little longer than I would have liked, but apparently the ladies dye-to-order, and I really can’t complain about that. Truth be told, that part didn’t take long.  The only possible complaint I might have is that they’re not in Canada, and thus I had to wait for my parcel to clear customs.  Boo!  While yarn, I suppose, can be explosively good, I somehow don’t think my order was incendiary! (hint: it’s not that kind of “Yarn Bombing”!)

More at a later time when I’ve actually been able to play with it and can tell you what it’s like for reals 🙂


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