Saturday, March 15, 2014

Yarn in the post!

A parcel of new yarn is one of my most favourite things, and I just love Deramores online shop- as long you order by 5pm, the yarn arrives next day - super service, no? (they're not paying me to say that!). This is Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Fino in Bramble. Isn't it absolutely gorgeous? I've knitted a bit with doubleknit Manos del Uruguay yarn before, but this is my first time with the 4ply. This is for the Miss Winkle knitalong from Crafts From the Cwtch. It's my first KAL, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's creations developing. 

And why is it called Miss Winkle?  There is an episode of one of my favourite programmes, 'The Big Bang Theory' in which Leonard is dating Leslie Winkle and they disagree over the correct version of Quantum Mechanics, String Theory or Loop Quantum Gravity. Leonard says that he prefers his space 'stringy, not loopy'. Leslie strongly holds the opposite view ("How will we raise the children?" she says), so this  loopy scarflette is named for Leslie Winkle. As the pattern writer Martina Behm says ' honour of all women scientists and all women who know what they want and don't let any man talk them out of it!' 

I can't wait to get started, but first I have to wind the yarn into balls, which is a job on a par with sewing my knitted projects up, ie NOT my favourite. I need a minion to do these things.