I owe one of you an apology.
The other day, the Toddler Twinnage and I emerged, blinking and bleary-eyed, from our quarantine in the plague-house, to shuffle over the road to the village shop for the first time in many days. (Um, that probably sounds a little more (melo)dramatic than it actually was. I do realize that there are people out there with proper illnesses who really have something to complain about. But thank you all for all of your kind comments on my last post – they were a very cheering comfort between episodes of vomiting and poxed-twin-comforting.) As we stepped out, it’s fair to say that we were looking a tad ashen-faced and scruffy. So to the lovely woman who came up and asked, “Excuse me, are you The Twisted Yarn?” I would like to say SORRY for not having been more conversationally competent (or human-looking). It was lovely to meet you. My name’s Phil, and I’m sorry I didn’t get as far as asking your name. And for all that you were self-deprecating about your own yarn-wielding, I was getting a strong vibe that you’re one of those people who could knit/crochet me under the table, any day. Besides, you’re producing finished objects for far worthier causes than I am. Thank you for saying hello.
Anyway, I’m well enough to pick up my hooks and needles again, just about. The secret-big-house-crochet project is quietly plodding along, but may I also show you this knitting?
It’s the early stages of the Cladonia shawl, but that’s not the point. Look. At. That. Yarn. For reasons that I hope are abundantly, stunningly, obvious, it’s a colourway called ‘English Landscape With Yarn’. It’s a sock yarn, so 75% soft merino wool with 25% nylon because feet are bastards (just in case any of you aren’t sock-knitters and are not acquainted with this fact), but it’s so beautiful that I want to show it off in a shawl. I must confess that no, I didn’t pay for this yarn, BUT that’s irrelevant to the fact that I’m saying that it really is truly lovely. Here’s the thing: WOULD YOU LIKE A BIG, CHUNKY DISCOUNT FROM THE INDIE PRODUCER OF THIS WONDROUS STUFF? WOULD YOU LIKE THE CHANCE TO WIN A 100g SKEIN IN A COLOURWAY OF YOUR CHOICE, REGARDLESS OF WHERE IN THE WORLD YOU ARE?? Well the producer and I are just putting together a rather fabulous offer/giveaway, which I’m going to put out here within the next day or two. Trust me, you’ll like this stuff.
By the way, I did pay for those elegant stitch markers, which I bought a couple of years ago via Etsy from this colourful crafter.
And after the luscious giveway, there’ll (soonish) be a crochet house/garden to show you. I’m working on it, honest! 🙂