It was all I could do to get an unobstructed shot of my new favorite thing in the world (besides the cat, of course).
This is Buffalo Gals Bison Merino 2-Ply in Garnet. Clara Parkes reviewed its cousin, Bison Merino 3-Ply, in this past week’s Knitter’s Review newsletter. I don’t post about most of the yarn I find, but this one deserves the spotlight. It is so soft, so sweet, and such a deep, rich color.
I happened to click on the newsletter just as it was posted late Wednesday night. This yarn spoke to me in a sweet voice, yet a firm one. I didn’t even attempt to think it over. I was also extremely impressed by Judith MacKenzie McCuin’s journey with this fiber, and I wanted to support her effort. Before the page had finished loading I think I was on my way over to Carolina Homespun to place an order (I heart Morgaine).
Now that I have it in my hands (or wrapped in a cloth to keep somebody from rolling in it) and can feel it and make plans for it, I want more. I’m resisting for now, but that Montana Nights blue is gorgeous. As Clara pointed out, this is not an inexpensive yarn, but it’s also in limited supply. I know I’ll treasure the knitting and the wearing.
I don’t have any knitting to write about. I’ve been working on Stuff, but most of my time has been spent dealing with work things. Yes, I know that last week I rhapsodized about how much I love my job, how I love to go to work every day, how I look forward to the possibilities…
But some days — some weeks, even — my idyllic, romantic job leaves me drained and speechless. It’s over now, and it wasn’t a crisis, but it sure was complicated, uncomfortable and exhausting. Now I really am looking forward to going to work tomorrow!