Such excitement since last I wrote. Not merely the Incident of the Indignant Emu, about which you have doubtless heard too much already through the gossip (all of it true); but also the ongoing arrival of our yarns across the country and around the world.
Launching a line of yarns is rather like tossing a message in a bottle into the North Atlantic Current.
You may take hours to write something eloquent and heartfelt–and nevermore hear anything of it. Or you may hastily scribble if you get this, let me know on the back of a chocolate wrapper, and as a consequence begin a years-long correspondence with a most delightful woman from Africa (who, as it turns out, is also fond of chocolate).
In this case, we sent forth something very much from the heart. I am pleased to report that our initial offering has been greeted with anything but silence. On the contrary, I woke up a few mornings ago to discover that dearest Ravelry was taking us very much to heart. Witness:
Hat Box, Satchel, and Carpet Bag in the top six. I am grateful beyond words.
Speaking of Ravelry, we've also got a corking good group up and running. Do join us there.
On top of it all, the First Fall 2014 issue of Knitty made its appearance, and in the ongoing feature "Plays Well Together" you'll find the pattern for Grantangle, a versatile crocheted wrap that makes what I judge to be perfect use of three skeins of Carpet Bag.
Kisses on both cheeks (well, all four–two each) to the ladies responsible, Amy O'Neill Houck and Miriam Felton.
And if you've never played with granny squares before, darlings, the introductory essay to the pattern will make you positively dive for a hook.
Our generator is in an eccentric mood today, so I shall sign off and send this out in the hopes that wherever you are, you will read it in peace and feel inspired to play.