The Longmeadow arrived. Eh. It's nice enough but it's hand wash only, and it's no Cotton-ease, may Lion Brand rot in bankruptcy for killing the best yarn they had for variations on ribbons and shredded Muppet. Longmeadow is sport weight, very, very soft, but, and maybe it's my monitor, WEBS' "Aegean" conjured up a pale blue-green, and what I got was a basic baby green with a different name on the label entirely: "Seafoam." Caveat Emptor. It's okay yarn and for twenty bucks I won't bother sending it back, but I'm not impressed.
Now that the second Red Scarf scarf is done, I will press on to finish the linen shawl that has been back-burnered (but I'm still working on it). I'm a skein from done, which is quite a distance, but this mother is going to be BIG. I'm not very big but I hate skimpy anything. I may stop short of the full fourth skein and make some eggplant-colored washcloths or something. My passion for Euroflax linen has not faded, I want MORE and MORE and MORE.
So, for the Knitting Special Olympics charity blankie, I will break out the baby yellow Cotton-ease. And feel a pang of sadness that a good workhorse cotton blend I could pick up locally on a whim is no more. Damn Lion Brand.