Saturday, I met Nora in Verona at the Sow's Ear. I thought I was early but it turned out I arrived at the same time as Nora. First, she lured me closer with the promise of a closer look at her newly blocked shawl. Then she brought out a large garbage bag. A garbage bag that looked suspiciously familiar to one that I used to know. She gave it to me and I looked inside to see Artemesia's fleece, 2008 vintage. I did my best not to cry and scare Nora. Nora, Stacey, Joan, and Cookie conspired to find a replacement Icelandic fleece for the one that was lost a short while ago. Friends, I am so touched by your thoughtfulness. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! See how lovely (and large) it is!
And here is a view of the creamy underside with the fleece folded. White Dot is performing a quality control check. He found it meets his very high standards. He's not quite sure why Nora got the heebie-jeebies when she touched it.
Nora and I enjoyed our yarn shopping, coffee-drinking, sock knitting and chatting. (I actually accomplished two rows this time. *g*) Nora was stopped by a yarn shop employee for appropriate shawl admiration. It is lovely. I think Nora is going to do a full post on it soon so this photo will just whet your curiosity. (It's wonderful what bloggers can do with a public utility box and a self-timer.)
I am so glad I blog. I will always be able to remember this wonderful day of surprises and friendship by just reading my archives should I ever misplace this memory in my old age.
Oh yes...............DH knows exactly where the fleece is and what it looks like.