|Wallace, with China Glaze City Siren nails|
I'm using a yarn that's been in my stash for quite a while: Louet Gems Sport. The color is called Citrus, but to me it's more of a light pumpkin, perfect for fall:
I picked this up a few years ago at Kirkwood Knittery when I still lived in St. Louis; it was on the sale rack for $1 a hank! Now that I'm knitting with it, I can kind of see why. It's very ropey and inelastic, surprising for a 100% wool yarn. I think the end result will be nice, but I've got to say, it is not a pleasure to knit with.
When I originally ordered my yarns for Betty, the raspberry color I needed for the fair isle section was out of stock. I decided to substitute some raspberry sock yarn I've been holding on to to make the Kai-Mei socks from Sock Innovation. But as I thought about it, I decided I really wanted to have the full two balls for the socks. On Saturday morning, I got a nice email coupon from Jimmy Bean's Wool, and when I checked the website, the raspberry was in stock again! Click, click, and it arrived in the mail yesterday! Incredible! So now I can resume Betty:
Shouldn't be long now. The fair isle is the fun part!