Blue beckons. It calls to me, and it says ” Hey you who has avoided me for so long, I know you’re secretly in love with me ! ” So I am. What to do? I bought blue yarn yesterday from town, I mean really blue yarn , and I have it propped up on the top of the loft wall, so as I pass by it, I can’t help but to see it and think ‘ what on earth … that is buh-looo ! ‘ Here it is, a single skein of Malabrigo Yarn (from N.Uruguay, which makes me happy) …lace weight, 100% Merino wool, and in color “marine”. It is variegated from medium to really deep indigo tones. Blue is so Me now. It is my mood and my desire, it is a field of linen flax at dusk, it is eyes of a new lover that I can’t resist, it is a soothing drink of color that quenches my thirst while all around me fields of grass are as dry and white as parchment. This beautiful yarn cake of lace weight is not going to be made into anything remotely lacy or frilly or superfluous. It shall be old-fashioned and practical. Casting on . . .