Now I Know What Angels Knit With
August 4, 2011 § 7 Comments
The new issue of Twist Collective went live, I guess, in the early hours of Monday morning.
I woke up, say, 7 o’clock, and read it first thing. Saw this, and thought (as did some other folks I know), “That must be RED and it must be MINE.”
I bought the pattern, went out and got some of our Juniper Moon Farm Chadwick, and have only JUST NOW surfaced. Ever since Monday morning, I’ve done precious little except watch cable after cable cross over another, working my way through three heavenly balls of Chadwick. It is absolutely addictive.
This yarn. It is phenomenal. It’s so lightly spun, I’m amazed it holds together as firmly as it does (what with all these complex cables, I yank on this yarn plenty). This makes for a light, lofty softness– and warmth!– that I’ve never experienced from a yarn before. I even picked a few feet of it apart, to try and figure out just how it’s spun as lightly as it is– the only conclusion I can come to is that this yarn is just pure magic. I’m trying to keep myself from planning a winter of nothing-but-Chadwick projects (because that’s just greedy).
Soon (really, really soon, because I’m hardly able to put this project down), I will have an unphotographably-bright, lusciously cozy, perfectly red SHEEP CAPE that I can trip about in– that’s the only possible verb here– all winter. I am WAY EXCITED.