Thursday, July 30, 2009

magnificence


Mountain Man returned home yesterday from two weeks of fieldwork in the Atacama desert, and he brought me back a magnificent jewel: a ball of handspun, naturally dyed alpaca yarn in a luminous grass green. He found it in an artisan's shop in San Pedro de Atacama and carefully transported it home amongst the rock samples and dusty boots.

Now that's love.

9 comments:

Alisa said...

Awwww, what a good man!!!

morgaine24 said...

that is awesome and so beautiful I wish my man did stuff like that for me :-)

Renee said...

Wow!
He obviously has great taste in women and yarn!

Angela said...

what a great gift! "luminous" is the perfect word for that yarn - it's gorgeous! what will you make with it?

i also wanted to say - i've been enjoying all of your summery knits lately.

linked to you today - http://www.larksongknits.com/2009/07/31/green-pixie/

lexa said...

Love that color! What a thoughtful man. :)

Anonymous said...

The colour is really beautiful, although I don't like green so much, I love the colour of that yarn. What was used to dye the yarn to give it such colour?

Kathy said...

That is love! What a wonder of a green color. Do you go by and touch it all the time?

loopykd said...

I think the true jewel is the thoughtful husband! However we can't neglect the spectacular photo you took of a ball of your in my absolute favorite color! I love the entire concept here of the handspun in this color in such a lovely photo. Bravo!

Turtle said...

lol, that is love! i adore the color...and alpaca, well who doesn't love that! My hubby brings me gifts like gerber knives, utility items, headlamps, gardening gloves, dremels...lol, his way of showing affection