Thank you so much for sending me the lovely items from Rhinebeck (it was almost as good as being there)!
The yarn is just gorgeous – it’s entirely too soft to “just” be silk and merino, so I have concluded that it must be comprised of unicorn spit and kitten ears.
Moreover, how did you know that I’ve been on the hunt for shockingly vivid magenta laceweight? I think I may make it into a cowl. Or a tiny triangular scarf. Something very lacy. And pretty.
But Abbie, I’m a little bit confused about the scarf you sent.
See, it’s called “Gnomespun YARN“, so I figured it was yarn. But then I tried knitting it, and it was too fat to knit – even with my #15 needles! So I deduced that you had been kind enough to knit it for me. Wow. Too nice. So I eagerly put it on…
Only…well, it was a bit short. And – I must admit – silly looking. I was so heartbroken! So I tried to frog it…and in doing so I realized it was actually braided rather than knitted. Clever!
I was so excited about my new, long, pretty, unbraided scarf!
Only then I noticed that the ends were fraying something awful. So in a last-ditch attempt to save my beautiful scarf, I began pulling on one end. I twisted as I pulled, hoping to come up with a nice, pointy scarf end. But then the scarf end just kept getting longer and skinnier and longer and skinnier, and…
Abbie, I’m afraid I ruined the pretty scarf that you sent! I’m so sorry.
And that’s how I invented spinning.