Anyway, up until very recently all the Scotland Homecoming 2009 venture really meant to me was a cheesy advert on TV with Lulu and Sean Connery etc blue screened onto Scottish scenes, safely tucked away in LA or Marbella or whatever.
Well now it finally means something to me as I have treated myself to some Old Maiden Aunt yarn from the Homecoming range by my friend Tigerlilith.
I wasn't able to get through to her trunk show at K1 yarns Edinburgh so I selected some yummy things from her own online shop.
Suri Alpaca Merino Silk Laceweight in two shades: Fraoch (Heather) and Lon-dubh (Blackbird). I'm delighted with them and I mentally have them used up about a dozen times each for various lace shawls which are circling round my mind.Aren't they luscious?!
The Lon-dubh looks largely grey in that sunny picture, but there's much more subtlety in the shade if you hold it in your hand. Grey>Black>Blue-black with a lovely sheen like the bird's feathers.
Acquiring these lovely wools was one of the reasons why I didn't go to the SECC show this year. x K