So - seems the fashion designer has more yarn left. The price is right and Doug needs to go back to Vancouver anyway, so...looks like another van load of yarn will be coming to live in my studio...
Why am I buying this yarn? Well, I wove with it for about 9 years so I'm quite familiar with it - how it behaves in the loom, how it weaves up. I will have to sample to determine how it will work in my own designs, not hers, because I have my own approach to design and requirements.
I had been sort of casting about for a new scarf/shawl design and this opportunity kind of fell into my lap, so to speak.
I will have two weeks to try and figure out where the yarn will go and see about clearing my schedule in order to do some sampling.
Today I worked on marking a little bit and tomorrow I will open the next box. There are at least two more students sending their work in, the Beginning Weaving workshop April 16/17 (for which I need to order more cotton!), the Olds class here if it goes ahead, the workshop in Edmonton (more yarn needed for that?) then Olds Fibre Week in June (yet more yarn). So much for stash reduction!
In between there is writing to be done - beginning with the revisions we worked on during my 'working holiday'. And of course there are all those warps I wound before I left, the rest of the tea towel warp on the AVL and a couple other commitments for the AVL as well.
I sure hope the new beta blocker doesn't cause fatigue like the last one! I don't have time for fatigue...