Yesterday, a package arrived from Debbie Brandt of Circle B Alpacas fame.
Two weekends ago I traveled to Edwardsville, Illinois to visit family. As I have mentioned previously, while I was there, I found this crochet friendly yarn shop:
and I also found the Circle B Alpacas:
In addition to meeting the alpacas, I also spied some pink yarn that Debbie Brandt (co-owner of Circle B Alpacas with her husband Richard) had spun on the spinning wheel in her living room. After I returned from my trip to Illinois, I was able to contact Debbie directly, and to my delight she agreed to sell the yarn to me.
As I mentioned, it arrived yesterday:
As can be seen from the photo, it is gorgeous, and while I was able to resist temptation for 24 hours, I have my limits, and today, after a morning spent working on my 2011 North Carolina State Fair project, I succumbed, and wound the skeins into balls of yarn, got out my L hook along with my copy of Eileen Tepper’s Newsboy hat pattern and set to work.
Unfortunately, I did not complete the hat while there was still light to take a picture, but on the upside it looks as lovely as I had thought it would, and tomorrow as soon as there is enough sunlight, I will be able to photograph my lovely new hat (which I will be able to enter in the state fair in the category for hats made from handspun yarn) and include it in tomorrow night’s blog post.