It's not often that I buy hand dyed yarn... having and entire room full of bare yarn and contless dyes, it just doesn't make much sense to buy what I can make.
But every once in a while, I come across something spectacular I just have to have:
White Birch Fiber Arts is owned by a lovely lady named Lisa, whom Mom and I met in Virginia last summer. She's from Vermont (or as she calls it - Canada south) and we spent lots of time talking about yarn and farms and everything in between.
She dyes mostly self-striping yarns - and while they are lovely, I'm not huge on self-stripers. Mom's the master-mind behind most of our self-striping yarns - and she's the one that does all the extra work that goes along with them.
But a couple of weeks ago, Lisa posted the most amazing self-striping yarn in one of the Ravelry groups.
I just had to have it RIGHT.THAT.SECOND.
Now Lisa's yarns are so popular, most get grabbed up by pre-order. But she happened to have just one sparkley rainbow skein left hidden, and she set it aside just for me.
It arrived Monday. I'm totally smitten. I think I'm going to make gloves (ones with actual fingers!) out of it because I don't want to hide it away in socks.Maybe plain gloves or something with a little cable?
But I have to get a couple of projects out of the way first... unless I get sucked in by the sparkles...