Wow, the thrill of a lifetime. I love Malabrigo yarn and carry quite a few colors in my shop. About a year ago I asked the owner if he would name his next purple (of course, what did you expect, brown?) yarn after me. He said he would, but I never saw any new colors come out. The sales rep was in to see me yesterday and was showing me the new and very gorgeous Silky Merino yarn, 50% silk, 50% merino wool. As I was drooling over the stunning colors I came across a lovely variegated purple and its name was------Arlene's Purples-----. Wow, was I ever surprised as it had been so long since my request. I am now the proud owner of a yarn color name. This new yarn is going to be so fabulous. The sheen is pronounced because of the silk and the colors are accentuated because silk accepts dye so well. I don't know what else to say except you have to see them for yourself when they arrive (no delivery date yet). I did knit up a swatch for Stu and one smaller one for the shop so you can come in and see a tiny sample for now. But just wait until you see the real thing. I love yarn and some more than others, but this is going to be right up there among my favorites of all times. I cannot wait until it arrives. Should be late December or Early January. I will keep you posted.
This is the second yarn that will carry my name. Our beautiful Toasty has a purple color named All About Arlene. This color will only be available at Needle Nook. I am currently working a pair of socks in this colorway. The yarn is so soft, a dream to knit with. I am a lucky girl to have two heavenly yarns carry my name.
Oh yeah, the foot is getting better, the swelling is going down and the pain is reduced. I might even be able to wear something besides white sandals in a few days.