With friends like these

With friends like these - a girl will go far. 

Knitty friends really are the best. Knowing that I would be having a double whammy of missing a fibre festival and having the stress of DH's surgery, they picked out a skein of yarn they knew I would like as a gift. Such a thoughtful and kind thing to do and it really brought a smile to my face. It's from an indie dyer I haven't yet discovered West Green Loft Yarns which is doubly exciting.

At first glance I thought it was a self stripe but the dyer - Vikki - tells me it is a variegated so I'm really excited to get this wound and examine it a little more closely. This might work really well as a long, garter stitch shawl - of which a girl can never have too many - so this might also make it on my weekend agenda to Cast on All The Things.

Watch this space ...