After years of hearing how great this stuff is compared to the 2 main brands of Shetland jumper-weight yarn, I finally ordered some Hebridean jumper-weight yarn from Virtual Yarns, to see what the hoopla is all about. I picked a neutral color, in order to make this for DD and DSiL, when the time comes:
From Vogue Knitting, Winter 1991-1992.
Yarn came Saturday. Is it gorgeous? You tell me. I wish you could feel it through the monitor. It's much softer than Shetland.
My intention was to cast on when I finished Aeolian (I'm about half-way done, but have not been photographing along the way).
Earlier today DD called me in near-hysteria. Can you guess why? She's expecting! Well, I'll be finishing that Aeolian and casting on for the EZ and Meg Swansen baby blanket right soon then.