yarn-3If you didn’t know this already, here’s a confession: I’m a hardcore yarn addict. Seriously. Wool fumes are a dangerous thing for me, especially when combined with an insanely gorgeous hand dyed speckled yarn. The picture above shows some yarn I saw recently at Hand Held Knitting, my LYS extraordinaire, which is far too close to my house and full of wonderful knitters, and I had to have it so bad it hurt. It wasn’t even out on the floor for sale yet. It was still packed up in boxes and Cynthia gave us a peek. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would be devastated if I couldn’t turn that colorful hank of yarn into something delightful, so I got it. What is this exquisite gem of a skein, you ask? It’s Rhichard Devrieze Yarns, Peppino, in the colorway The Flowers. I know Cynthia is going to sell out of this yarn in about five seconds, so it was a have-to kind of thing, right? If you’re a Koigu lover this style will be familiar to you. This dyer has also worked for Koigu. I’m going to turn this into a Marin shawl, since I would really like another one of those shawls, and I’d like to turn this into a piece I could wear often. I’m making myself finish Still Light this week before I really get going on something else. yarn-2

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