Hi! It's been a hot minute since I last posted! The last month has kicked me right in the butt. I got the BEST mail recently: YARN MAIL! My 2014 Juniper Moon yarn share arrived! YEAH!
(Are you familiar with Juniper Moon and their yarn CSA? 2015 is the last year they'll be offering shares, so if you're into it, get one while they still exist! There are other similar systems now, but JMF is the original and, in my opinion, the best.)
Anyway - my share yarn! Ooooh :)
This is 100% cormo wool - cormo is a breed of sheep, and they grow wool which is squishy and soft and amazing. I love it. The 2014 share is the 5th annual share I've had the pleasure to receive (mostly as gifts from my amazing family - Hi Family!). This year, the share came with a super cute stamped project bag and a customized measuring tape! It also shipped in a box, which my cat was very interested in.
Shareholders have the option to have their yarn sent to them undyed (I did that last year!), or to have it dyed in a very limited range of colourways which change each year. This year, I went for the Orchid colourway, which is this gorgeous gray-toned mauvey colour.
I have some fairly firm plans for this yarn. Every year I've had a share, I've knit a sweater out of it. (Here's 2010 (blue), 2011 (pink), and 2012 (green) - I still have last year's undyed 2013 share waiting to be knit up, because I focused on finishing Shepherd last winter!)
The 2014 yarn share in Orchid is, I think, destined to be a cardiganized version of Knitty's Beatnik pattern. I am a huge fan of the Beatnik cables, but am also a committed cardigan wearer. (Check out this amazing version!) I may not have it finished this winter, since I have such drastically reduced knitting time (to keep my wrists healthy), but knitters are patient people, right? ;)