I ate a piece of extremely green pie at lunch today – the dining hall had grasshopper pie on the dessert table and I couldn’t resist it. It was wicked witch green. But I didn’t take a photo of it. Instead, I give you Green Pei:
I’m working on the Pei loop scarf from BrooklynTweed, made from the new Loft yarn. This is a fingering weight, woolen spun, 2-ply yarn. This heathered green colorway is called “Button Jar” and I’m smitten with it. See how many colors show up? It’s not “just” green!
By the way, I heard some negative feedback about the integrity of the Loft yarn on the SpinDoctor podcast – Sasha’s skein broke several times while winding it on a ballwinder. I’m happy to report that I had no such issues (though I did wind especially carefully because I heard her podcast first).
…and speaking of mill tours, The Mannings is sending a busload of folks to Nazareth, PA, to tour the Kraemer Textiles Mill. I’m thinking of taking a vacation day to go along. I’ve always wanted to see a spinning mill! Don’t get me started on the Mingus Mill in Great Smoky Mountains National Park… I could stay there all day watching how the mill grinds the corn. And then there’s the David Macauley book called Mill. Yeah, I think I just talked myself into a vacation day on April 13. Who’s with me? To the mill!