Yesterday, sitting chatting with some of the local knitters, I received a not uncommon phone call, an electricity supplier trying to gain my business. After the arrival of the last mind-numbing bill, I was more than happy to excuse myself and listen to what they had to say. Katrina was and still is my contact and she was just awesome. She got straight to the point without any needless BS. THANK YOU. You now still have my attention and most likely my business. After we got all the details hammered out, really in a matter of minutes, she said I had to verify the agreement with a “Verifier”. Did I have any questions, because you can only say yes or no to the Verifier’s questions…? No questions, let’s get on with this.
Then this VOICE got on the phone with Katrina…low, smooth and deep. The VOICE completely had my attention. Turns out the VOICE was a man named, Paris who was the Verifier. Let me tell you…his voice was smooth, honey-toned, deep as the Mississippi but clear. The VOICE was warm, like when the sun holds your shoulder gently in its grip on a breezy day. I don’t know how anyone says “no” to Paris the Verifier and his VOICE. I said yes everyway I knew how.
Then Katrina gets back on the phone and I can’t help myself: Katrina, his voice is like everything I ever wanted to get it on with…WHO IS THAT MAN? She laughs, I giggle, and she says, “Well, he’s Paris the Verifier…and his voice is so low and nice, yes or no?” and of course, mesmerized still…I say YES! And Katrina and I break up into absolutely raucous laughter!
That is my story anyway and I am sticking to it.
We now have 16 out of 24 sheep complete with the 17th on needles and her head just waiting to be attached. Her name is Hyacinth…properly British…don’t you think? The Baby Bonnet has exceeded my expectations. The best thing about Pediboo for garments is that once soaked, blocked and dried it has a drape that I have never experienced with any other yarn. And for me, it is always all about proper drape. Here are the photos:
close-up view of the ties I created for this bonnet
And this just in…Zephyr…Chinese Tussah Silk and Fine Merino Wool/mothproofed…each ball is 630 yards of lace weight yarn at only $14.50 a ball. Two is enough for most of the shawls in Nancy Bush’s Estonian lace book. Here are the colors that arrived:
FYI: I WILL be here this Friday from 10:15 to Noon, and 1-5pm, this Saturday from 10:15 to 2pm, and I do believe I will be at home both Sunday and Monday to celebrate and crank the last of the display knitting out for Frog Tree Yarns. Here are some pretty pictures to inspire you as we move into this glorious summer weather:
That is all for now. I love your comments and if you ever have any knitting or crochet questions please feel free to send them in. This is so much more fun as a dialogue! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
with loads of love, light and laughter always, Mary Ellen and Summit Yarn Studio