Friday, April 23, 2010

Long-Time Desire Fulfilled

I am so excited!  I finally get to start knitting this yarn.

The colorway is Spring Mist by Kay Ten Kraft of Sliver Moon in bulky weight yarn.  As soon as I saw it at the Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival last September, I grabbed it, no thinking needed.  Unfortunately she didn't have enough for my project, a vest, but she said she could dye some more for me.  Today Kay told me it was difficult to do.  I think that was because when she created it she was using up dyes and didn't really pay a lot of attention to what she did.  I hope she did this time because many people have commented upon the color.  If she dyed more, she should do well selling it.

To obtain the yarn, I met Kay at a marvelously funky and comfy coffee place called Roaster's Whim between Alps and West Stephentown, NY.  It's in a non-descript ranch house type building in the country behind an old family burial plot.  There's only a painted coffee pot on a post and a sign along the driveway that reads "A Sign."  Inside there's a large fireplace surrounded by over stuffed sofas and chairs.  There are assorted tables and chairs accompanied by books and magazines on shelves.  Baked goods and coffee carafes are on the left, serve-it yourself on the honor system.  At the end of the large, high-ceilinged room is a stage, inhabited by a few paintings, a vintage sofa with pillows and a bright paper sculpture of a bird in the window.  The baked goods are as good as home-made.  I greatly enjoyed the black currant iced tea and bought some dry to take home.

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