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Good Mail

August 8, 2005
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Thank goodness for mail. It livens things up when they’re dull and makes up for too much heat and humidity. Well, sort of.

My Knitpicks package came Saturday.

There’s been a bunch of buzz about Perendale fleece from the folks who went to Salt Spring Island’s fiber festivities a few weeks ago, which reminded me how much I liked a small lot of Perendale yarn I have in my stash, so I went looking for some Perendale. A lock out of the package looked like this.

After a quick dip in a mug of hot soapy water it looked like this.

It has a very low luster and a nice wide crimp. It’s medium coarseness – probably finer than Romney but not silky like the longwools. I think it’ll make a nice worsted weight yarn to knit a jacket with. The sample lock is about 4 inches unstretched.

I hope it’s a quiet week at work, I need some time to sit still that I didn’t have over the weekend!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2005 9:59 am

    That bottom stuff looks heavenly, whispy clouds on a summer day. Can’t wait to see what it spins up like.

  2. Sam permalink
    August 11, 2005 10:10 pm

    I love that red sock yarn – very cheerful. And the fleeces – well, you know how I feel about the fleeces. Huzzah for mail!

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