She emailed me back and said Yes! She did know what it was I needed to look for in a yarn, and described exactly what to look for. Even better, then she told me that she would love to dye and spin some for me, since rainbows are her favorite. She said it could be my baby shower gift from her! I couldn't think of a better thing to ask for for a baby shower, at all, so I agreed very happily!
She dyed the roving (100% merino) and started spinning. I caught glimpses of it on her blog, it was so exciting to watch it taking shape. Then about a week ago we finally were able to get together for a little visit. I gave one of her daughters the doll I had made and she gave me the finished yarn. It was gorgeous! So soft and springy feeling and such vibrant pretty colors, just what I had envisioned!
So I have begun to knit a very simple garter stitch baby blanket for my sixth babe, who we now know to be a sweet little girl. The yarn feels so nice to work with, and it is knitting up really quickly, and being only garter stitch is really nice. With as many interruptions as I have at any given time (I did mention this is the SIXTH baby right??) I need something very easy and mindless to work on, otherwise I'd never be able to get it done before the baby is here and needs it. One purple section and most of an aqua section are all I've managed in short bursts here and there over the past two days, but I am pretty confident that I'll be able to get it done before cold weather sets in and this tiny new girl arrives, she's due in November!
Linking up with the Yarn Along.
P.S. Sarah has a great etsy shop where she sells her art yarns, be sure to check it out!