When Linda and I went to the Fall Fiber Expo, Twisted Fiber Arts was there selling their beautiful yarn. If you don't know Twisted Fiber Arts you really need to check them out either online or preferably in person. There is nothing like being totally overwhelmed by the unique, scrumptious colors of Twisted Fiber Arts. While in the TFA booth, I noticed the most beautiful, whimsical stocking hat on a young girl. I found out the girl was Hazel and the stocking hat had been designed by her grandmother, but there was really no pattern. It had been made up. A colorful, one of a kind, interesting, whimsical pattern; that pretty much sounds like something I need. After we left the Expo, I became obsessed with the hat until I couldn't stand it any longer. I emailed TFA begging for the pattern. This week Anne (the designer) sent me the pattern. Hurray!!! So, I will be looking for the perfect yarn to made the perfect stocking hat.
I have shared so many adventures with Linda that our relationship could be a blog of its own! Here goes an other Linda story.
There is a story about this beautiful yarn. It is Noro Kureyon #70 my favorite Kureyon which also happens to be discontinued. The first time I saw #70 it was made into a felted Christmas stocking and I was smitten. I began my quest to purchase this absolutely, positively most beautiful yarn I ever laid eyes on. I went to all the usual places, called my favorite LYS, went online to my favorite cyber stores and found NOTHING! I learned it was a discontinued color! Why? Why? Why? When it is so beautiful? I did not give up. I loved #70. I craved #70. I would have #70. Finally I went to Ebay. The only #70 was in kits with 2 balls. I began buying kits. After a while the seller asked me what I was doing. I explained my obsession and my quest and the seller took pity on me. Now I have 44 balls which lets me relax a little. I had more before the Yokohama Jacket but I just couldn't see it in any other yarn.
We started our KAL and had a ball. We knit, drank coffee, knit, ate cookies, knit, told stories, knit and laughed a lot. Everything was fun except those little points at the bottom of the sleeves and front opening. Those were just tedious.
I am toying with the idea of unraveling my Yokohama Jacket because I just realized I ONLY HAVE 44 BALLS LEFT! YIKES! I could knit something else beautiful without being afraid about running out of this discontinued yarn. Oh,my! I am obsessed and it isn't very attractive.
OMG!!!! I just looked at The Weather Channel and freezing rain is predicted for tonight! NO stocking stuffers, NO yarn for my stocking hat, NO fabulous day with Linda. What a bummer. Maybe they will be wrong.