Darling William wheeled in not one, not two, not four, but SIX giant boxes Friday. We had the Juniper Moon trunk show in Leonardtown this evening, so I asked him if he'd bring them in the back entrance of the shop. I had spoken with Susie at Knitting Fever, so I knew what was inside, and I was VERY happy about it. Curious? It's so fabulous that I already sole 13 skeins right out the box Friday night. Are you dying to know? Okay. I'll tell you.
It was our fall order of new colors of Silky Wool, and Silky Wool XL. I am totally jazzed about both, because they are truly among my favorite yarns. Silky Wool has long represented one of the great value yarns in the industry - nearly 200 yards for around $10 in a fiber that you can wear for a full 4 seasons in this climate. Not to mention that it's from Elsebeth Lavold, one of the most talented and creative designers of all time. Her work has even warranted a museum exhibit. It's really great stuff, and you can have a piece of it all to create with your own hands. Here are a few of my favorite Elsebeth Lavold designs in Silky Wool.
SilkyWool XL is the fabulous big sister to Silky Wool. It's a worsted weight knitting at 4.5 stitches per inch, which means you can knit fabulous patterns like these which are designed specifically for Silky Wool XL.
Or you can work any pattern that knits at 18 stitches to 4 inches. I think a February Lady would be just fabulous in this yarn! So yummy, and the colors are just amazing. Close-up photos of the yarn soon...