Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The best gift of all

The best gift of all is the return of my wonderful husband and partner who keeps me sane. But a very close second is the yarn that he brought with him from his travels in Mexico and Honduras. It was no easy task for him. He doesn't speak the language. He doesn't knit. His only association with yarn is my obsession. He had to turn to one of the group leaders of the expedition to help him find the yarn. So he gets super bonus husband points for being willing to "ask directions." He said he told the lady that he thinks I have a little bit of a "knitting addiction." And Niagra Falls is just a little waterfall. Seriously. He goes to a country brimming with beautiful silver and what do I ask for? Yarn.

It's great yarn too. Bright colors. And soft. I think it's wool - there's a picture of a sheep on the label. I suspect that it might be intended for embroidery. There are four thin strands wound together, but not twisted. I'd love to knit with the thin strands, but I can't figure out a way to get them apart. I'd have to unwind the whole ball and rewind the strands separately. Knitting with them held together will be fine. I think it's about a worsted weight. Not surprisingly, the label doesn't have all the standard info found in the U.S.

This is how a very active, too-smart-for-my-own-good, nearly 2-year-old occupies herself during her big sister's soccer game. Clearly, I need new lipstick and she needs make up lessons!


Janice said...

Wow! HUGE points for hubby for seeking out and purchasing yarn!! (and for knowing you'd prefer that over silver.. although silver would probably have been 'easier' to get!!) But best of all, I'm sure, is just that fact that he is home and safe!!

Can't wait to see what you knit up with your new yarn!!

Lisa L said...

What a great guy! I think you'll have lots of fun figuring out what the yarn wants to become and then you'll always be able to remember where it came from!

Your secret pal said...

What a husband!! Great colours! Glad hubby is home safe and sound. I was following the blog....very interesting.