Thursday, October 15, 2009

Not Pouting

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!


Iron Needles said...

Whoa! Cashmere AND mink! I am thinking I am feeling the cloudiness from here. Sweet knitting, my friend. You deserve it.

TGL said...

Sweeeeeet! I'm not going to Rhinebeck either. Instead I'm sorting my stash to prepare for the KR Retreat. Enjoy every stitch of that beautiful yarn!

margaret in manhattan said...

what a perfect way to spend a miserable nor'easterly type of weekend - wasn't planning on going to Rhinebeck - never have, never will - but thanks for the link! just scored a couple of skeins of the Sunset Red - now I think a cowl will be in my future :o)
best to both you and Bob -

EileenNY said...

Oooooh so jealous! It looks gorgeous. I can't wait to see it in person. ENJOY!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad your hubby is doing well! The yarn is gorgeous. I love the color and would love to feel it. I can't imagine shearing minks, they are such fierce creatures, and bad tempered too. I am sure whatever you make will be beautiful. It will be such a delight to wear.

Susan said...

So happy about your husband, and that's really whats important. I am going, we'll be slogging about in galoshes in mud and rain and you'll be nice and warm with mink and cashmere. I'll think of you if you'll think of me.

heidi said...

Glad to hear about Bob.

Maybe I should add some mink to my collection....It's cheaper than Quivet.


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stringplay said...

Way to celebrate Bob's good health. I didn't know this stuff existed. It must feel divine. Love the color as well.

zippiknits said...

YayBob! That's great news, Kipster. Glad he's doing very well indeed. I have a Bobster here.

Rhinebeck, well, I'll never get there, ever. Perhaps you will have another fiber related outing soon.

Maybe Great Northern Yarns runs the post office? It sounds like lovely stuff! The color is luscious, too.