I'm not going to Rhinebeck this year. At first, I was pouting about it. I'd miss the llamas, the sheepdogs, the sheep. I wouldn't get to see any beautiful hand knits. No fried artichokes would be on my plate this year. No meeting up with virtual and real life friends. No yarn.
I was having a No-Rhinebeck Pity Party.
Until this came in the mail today.
Let's take a closer look at the tag.
Yes, you're reading that right--mink AND cashmere!
Queen Bee Clara Parkes of Knitters Review had written about this yarn. And Anne Hanson not only wrote about the yarn, but showed photos of it knitted up.
Between the No-Rhinebeck Pity Party and the joy that my husband is doing well (It's exactly a month since surgery and he's doing remarkably well!), I decided I needed a treat. A special treat. A very, very special treat. A girl can only take so much till she's forced into using her credit card.
The Pity Party has now been cancelled!
This incredibly luscious yarn is from Great Northern Yarns. On their website, you can read about how no minks were harmed in obtaining the fur. It's DK weight and there's 230 yards in a skein. The yarn is very reasonably priced. And the owner, Craig Turner, must live in the Post Office he got the order out so quickly!
What will the yarn be? I don't know yet. I'm still too busy swooning!