I don’t know about you, but I am addicted to the little thrill I get when I see a box on my doorstep or a package in my mailbox.
So this week I got a wonderful little mailbox thrill: Pearl.
I’ve never knit with this line from Lorna’s Laces before, although I have used both Shepherd Sock and Shepherd Worsted and love them both. At $42.50 a skein from The Loopy Ewe, it’s wallet damage.
But I love Downton Abbey. Even if I didn’t already love the TV show, I would have loved this colorway. It doesn’t look Christmas-y at all! Beautiful , shiny, subdued, yet rich…. sumptuous. I thought “What the hell, it’s a special colorway for a special project (all for me!), I’m going to treat myself!”
Lorna’s Laces partners with Jimmy Beans Wool to create monthly colorways. Normally, these are one-offs, and once they sell out, they’re gone for good. Occasionally, however, a color is so popular that they add it permanently to their collection. “Christmas at Downton” was a runaway success. A good thing too, because due to a HUGE oversight on my part, I did not order it when it first came out, and was sorely disappointed when I could not order more.
So in a heady rush of pleasure, I ordered $85 of yarn. I have no idea what I’ll make! But it’s going to be beautiful.