All it takes is just 5 strands…
Five strands of mere softness, lusciousness and pure delight make my heart skip a beat and I hold my breath only to exhale in pure excitement.
As these 5 strands slide through my fingers, the softness and shine of this incredible yarn just makes me want to scream. However, I have to remind myself that I am not the only one at the Teahouse so I refrain from making loud noises.
Instead, I indulge in silent secrecy and the only sound one can detect are the soft click-clicks of my Addi’s. I doubt that anyone can hear the sound of 5 strands of pure cashmere sliding through my fingers.
This Cashmere 5 by Artyarns is a worsted weight yarn consisting of 5 tiny single plies and it has been waiting patiently in my stash to be knit up. Boy, was it worth the wait…
What I am making, you might wonder? With just 93 yards at my cashmere disposal, what else than a skinny scarf… how wonderful it will feel around my neck, how softly the cashmere will caresse my skin…sigh.
I am so hooked…more than anything else, it’s the sensation of feeling the cold steel of my crochet hook sliding through my fingers. However, a sexy pattern will lure me over from the knitting realm to the crochet realm. Look at this beautiful flowery square. Just look at it. How delicate…
The yarn I am using is Vintage Cotton by Karabella. Excellent for this flowery square!
I still have to decide whether I want to commit to make a quilt with this pattern. I am tempted… very tempted… How can one resist when Sally dangles this lovely pattern called Amelie Quilt Blanket by KnitWhits in front of us?
So far I am very much liking both knitting and my little adventure steps into crochet!
Lots to come home for
You might have guessed already; I am back home in Portland, OR.
When I left Florida, I told my husband that I am not sad to go because I have lots to come home for.
Just a year ago, when I had moved to Portland, I did not know anybody at all. There I was, a dutch gal all by her self, no family, no friends, no job and not even my husband was around because he was traveling for work.
I remember how alone I felt and how scarry it all was for me…
Now, a year later, I am happy to say that I have met such sweet sweet people who all have welcomed me and I am so happy and fortunate I can call them my friends.
Which reminds me… I have to get another installment ready for my “Following my Heart” series!
Today I will leave you with some pictures I took last evening while walking around in my neighborhood. All gifts from Early Spring…
Thanks for reading and untill the next entry!