Lemon Yellow Happiness Explosion!

Hello! 

Remember back when I was obsessing about Vancouver indie dyer RainCityKnits' lovely bright colours, thinking that I'd like to make a Neon Ski Bonnet (designed by Lacey Volk) with some of their yarn? Well I am extremely spoiled, because my lovely mom sent some my way as a Christmas present! It had to be hand dyed, so it took some time...

FUTURE YARN! How cute is this little note she sent me?

FUTURE YARN! How cute is this little note she sent me?

And yes, I do have a "Keep Calm, Carry Yarn" magnet :)

So the lovely yarn arrived IN PERSON this past week! THREE squishy skeins of worsted weight superwash merino in the "Lemon Yellow" colourway. I thought it was so pretty and perfect that it deserved more than one or two photos. I started out just looking for other yellow things in my apartment, and ended up going a little bit glamour shots... It's so pretty, it glows. TRY not to smile looking at this yarn!

OOOH!

OOOH!

PS How beautiful are the labels on this yarn? With the Vancouver skyline? So lovely.

Okay, so other yellow stuff in my apartment that really didn't even compare to how yellow this yarn is:

Dinosaur card!

Dinosaur card!

Rubber glove!

Rubber glove!

Cat things!

Cat things!

Mustardy bedspread

Mustardy bedspread

And then um, ACTUAL LEMONS! Just to show how aptly named the colourway is.

And then um, ACTUAL LEMONS! Just to show how aptly named the colourway is.

As usual, somebody sneaky was very interested in all of this yarn action.

I'm SO excited to have this yarn in my stash. Hopefully it won't be waiting there too long! I'm still planning to make a Neon Ski Bonnet with it, but since I have three whole skeins, maybe some little matching mittens, too! If you were going to make some minimal mittens (that are conservative on the yardage side) with Lemon Yellow, what pattern would you use? And how do you feel about neon yarns? Too bright, or just right? Let me know what you think! :D