I've finally received my summer yarn shipment, after finding out it has been sitting in the post office in San Miguel de Allende for weeks. I won't go into why that occurred, I'm just very happy it is here now.
And I'm especially happy with the new yarn I ordered. It is always a little dicey ordering yarn online without being able to actually see it or feel it. But, unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to find high quality yarn here in Mexico. If I should discover some, it is priced beyond all practicality. Thank goodness for the internet!
This shipment included Galler's Inca-Eco cotton yarn. I'm thrilled with it! It is amazingly soft and has been spun thick and thin like a handspun yarn, giving it an interesting texture when knit up. I generally have some idea what I want to make when I order a new yarn, but it is not until I have it in my hands and knit up some swatches that I get a clear sense of what I want to do with it.
So I've been busy knitting up swatches and getting filled with ideas and inspiration. I must admit, I've been lacking in inspiration the past couple of months. Just as I sometimes need a new cookbook to regain enthusiasm for cooking, a new yarn can get me excited with possibilities.
Inca-Eco is a 100% organic Peruvian cotton that is dyed with low-impact environmentally-friendly dyes. It
Connie is a knitter and gardener in love with life on a small ranch in rural Mexico.