Took a little trip up to the mountains with Mother this past weekend. Although many, particularly in Alabama, were still suffering from the storms and tornadoes earlier in the week, the weather for our little jaunt was perfect; clear and not too warm.
Since we went through Franklin, NC, I managed to stop and buy a little skein of yarn at Silver Threads & Golden Needles. A lovely shop with many nice yarns.
I came away with one skein of Manos Serena. I was simply bewitched by the lovely colorway (#9796) Mermaid. This is 60% baby alpaca/40% pima cotton and is ever so soft. Too bad it is absolutely not suitable for the little hat pattern I had in mind. I should have stopped and thought. [I sometimes find that hard to do when surrounded by lovely yarns. Do you??]
There is no stretch with the yarn and not enough body for the pattern. Sigh. I was also quite bothered by the laddering I was getting. It is a wonderful yarn and, with the right pattern, would be simply divine.
Now I'm bewildered. Whatever will I find to do with just 170 yards?
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" Lorenz Hart ... his birthday today.