(UPDATE: This yarn is I believe discontinued. I can't find it anywhere. It is OnLine Trend Collection Lambswool 112. It is a DK weight superwash merino lambswool. The 112 refers to 112 meters, I assume.)
Yes, I expect there are a few. Here are some answers:
From top to bottom*:
1. 9 (yes, NINE!) packets Lemon-Lime
2. 6 Raspberry Reaction
3. 4 Strawberry
4. 3 Raspberry Reaction, 3 Lemon-Lime
5. 5 Grape
6. 3 Strawberry, 1 Grape (my favorite!)
7. 6 Wild Watermelon Kiwi, a tiny wash of Strawberry -- and I do mean TINY.
*Amazingly, the colors photographed quite accurately. Will wonders never cease?
More questions, no answers:
Can I quit my job and do this full-time?
Where can I get some more of this wonderful yarn that seems to love Kool-Aid colors so much? (Please note once again how differently this yarn took the color as compared to the Rambouillet ties holding it together -- they just came out pastel. hmmmm, interesting!)
Does this mean I live in a Wool House now?
What ever happened to my plan to do the rest of the skeins in the original green color?
What am I going to do with all those greens that are just close enough to clash?
Where is that Kirstin sweater?
Forget Kirstin; where is the Must Have?
And what about that little poncho?
And the lace scarf?
Will I take the red Artisan Wool-Alpaca off the market and overdye it to suit my taste?
And on another topic near and dear to my heart, go read
an incredible a credible story about homeopathic healing. For those who call this wonderful art quackery or a placebo, I say look at its effect on babies and pets. They cannot know what you've given them, or even IF you've given them something. When they have dramatic results like this, I say it's proof positive of its overwhelming success. I was originally sold on homeopathy when I tried this product on my nephew who was one year old at the time. He had been bitten head to toe by mosquitoes, was covered with welts and was in itching agony. I put this gel on him and IMMEDIATELY all the welts were GONE. GONE. Permanently. And his whole demeanor changed. This is when I made my first appointment with a homeopath for me and my daughter. My daughter had plantar warts. We had gone with conventional doctors' treatments for years -- acids to burn them off, surgery to remove them, over and over again. They kept coming back, bigger and more, and were now on her fingers as well. It was very painful and disfiguring.
We had one appointment with a homeopathic M.D. in our area. He prescribed a remedy for her -- little sugar pellets of her constitutional remedy to be taken two every day, plus a "booster" remedy given in his office. We were told to come back in three weeks. We weren't sure if any change had occurred. We were in the waiting room waiting to see the doctor at our three-week checkup. My daughter, then 12, suddenly said, "Look." Before my eyes, the warts were peeling off her, as if they were literally JUMPING off her. (and no, I am NOT crazy.) It happened just at that moment, literally minutes before our appointment with the doctor. They never came back.
I had had severe environmental and animal allergies all my life, and I will tell you, if I had not been bound and determined to make this work, the first two months I might very easily have given up on homeopathy. The way homeopathy works is the opposite of the way conventional medicine works. Conventional medicine suppresses symptoms; homeopathy pushes them to the surface. I had 38 years' worth of allergy symptoms to come to the surface. I suffered during that two months, but could not take the antihistamines I so wanted to stop using. (This was just after the antihistamine I had been taking for over a dozen years, and been told repeatedly by all my doctors that it had absolutely NO SIDE EFFECTS, had been banned by the FDA for causing liver damage. I.was.PISSED.) So I suffered through that autumn and stuck with the homeopathy. The next spring, when my allergies usually sprang up, THERE WERE NONE. And I have been allergy-free (from environmental allergies) ever since. These are only two aspects of our health we have taken care of through homeopathy, we are sold, and that's my little unplanned testimonial. Thanks, Kim.