p/hopping

A little while ago I was successful in bagging a beautiful skein of laceweight wool via the p/hop Ravelry group. Rav user fey packaged it up and sent it off to me and it arrived here this morning.

Lace Cake in Dream from C*eye*ber Fiber

I haven’t got the colours quite right – the photos were taken in artificial light. Think Royal Purple through to Hyacinth Blue.

Purple. My favourite colour

The yarn is beautiful. It’s a soft ply, with a halo and a sheen that make it seem quite unlike the Merino it is actually made from. There’s an almost alpaca quality to it, or even a not-so-fluffy angora.

I love it so much that I shot off to JustGiving and made a second donation to phop/MSF in respect of this yarn, as I do have a small pot of free cash this week.

It is already becoming a Citron. I hope to use as much of the yarn as possible but haven’t yet worked out what that means in terms of additional repeats. Citron takes 470 yards, and I have 880 yards to play with. It sounds a lot, but we are talking the maths of circles here. I might get Mr L to do the sums 🙂

Citron has the look and feel of a ferry boat project to me.

NB: the Ceyeberfiber website seems to be down and out for the count, but the yarns seem to be available from the dyer via her blog.

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

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