Two separate packages arrived in the mail this week. The first was a surprise from Jo. I'm not a big orange fan, though I love rich rusts, but after fingering and dreaming a bit I have totally fallen in love with the stuff. I'm envisioning a light woven jacket. The problem is, when Aurora came home and saw the yarn she also saw herself wearing it. Such a dilema. One of these days I'll figure out what I want to weave and the amount needed to weave two jacket/sweaters.
When Jo showed her newly acquired swift on her blog, I decided it was time to break down and order one. I've been keeping my eye out for an inexpensive one but hadn't seen one I liked at an affordable price. I searched eBay and found a maker in the USA . Since we are occasionally asked to make swifts I was delighted to find someone who had quality swifts at a great price so I emailed Catherine directly. Take a moment to bookmark their website Knitting Notions. Not only does make excellent swifts, Catherine kettle dyes yarns. Great looking stuff, and patterns. A couple of their daughters lathe-turn shawl pins. Sadly Catherine has no blog. The day after I'd ordered the swift Nataliesent me an email from Scotland telling me of a swift maker in the UK. She even posted pictures of hers on her blog/website. She'd seen my wishful comment on Jo's blog. I'm so grateful to Natalie and all of you who make blogging rewarding with all your good wishes and thoughtfulness!
I'll close with a picture I took yesterday as I walked to the P.O. This alley is just up from our driveway. Sorry about the huge utility line! We've had a stunning autumn of warm sunny days and cold nights. The building on the hill is where Ed and I will be tomorrow morning worshipping our Creator and feeling extremely thankful for His blessings.