Our lys is closed on Sunday and Monday re: the holiday, so I went this afternoon to "stock up" in case I run out of yarn. I bought some dishcloth cotton (the one I knit was fun ... although odd shaped, and I would like to try again to see if I can get a nice square dishcloth shaped cloth) and a ball of "Too Teal" Classic Wool whined and cried so much at the store that I had to buy it to make into a Booga Bag ~ it insisted that was its destiny, so what could I do? But if anyone asks,
I found it in the garden.
The Nova Scotia climate is great for growing them -- sticky humidity, followed by intense clamminess, devastating heat preceeding bitter cold in one day is what makes large, full, brightly coloured skeins! I know it does wonders for the irises.
As a side note, look'it the difference in colour from picture to picture of the wool -- both taken in the same garden seconds apart and the yellowy barberry is only a foot from the Peony. The correct colour is the first picture. I am just casting on now ... will post pics when I have some progress to show.