I had a bit of a difficult morning - school meeting about one of my own kids are always difficult for teacher-parents. It's quite a surreal experience to be on the other side of the table. Anyway.... I lost my glasses early last week and the last place I remembered having them was the LYS so after the meeting I checked in with work and took myself down there to look for my glasses. No luck. I even checked the street and all of the surrounding businesses to see if they'd been turned in.
Nothing like a little fiber therapy though! I snagged the very last ball of Tofutsies sock yarn they had - #720 "Sweep You Off Your Feet". I am very curious about this yarn - it's made of superwash wool (50%),the soy gunk leftover from making tofu (25%), cotton(22.5%), and crab shells(2.5%). Weird. I wonder what the chain of thoughts leading up to this was. I'm going to make "Tidal Wave" socks from it because it's blue yarn and it's got crab shells in it and I think the crabs would appreciate that.
I also got there just as Karen was opening a box of p*rn from Oceanwind Knits. I'd never heard of this one before but OMG... you'll stop missing Sweet Georgia as soon as you feast your eyes on these colours! The base does seem to be Louet Gems Merino fingering weight - the same stuff that Koigu uses. It's hand-dyed by Lori Law in Vancouver. I'm not much for pinks/reds but this one... this had to come home with me. The colour is called "Shiraz". Gorgeous! Timing is everything in life. There were two skeins of this colourway in the order and they're both mine! Unfortunately it was literally still in the box and Karen had to hang onto it until they could inventory and price it, so I'll have to go back and pick it up on the weekend (Damn! I have to go to the yarn store again.).
(Shiraz images copyright Oceanwind Knits)
Edited to add: Since I will be making a little trip to Make 1 Yarn Studio here in Calgary on Saturday, perhaps some of my local knit-sibs would like to meet up. Leave a comment if you'd like to join me. I think I'll be there around about 11am.