I am home but packing again. My family is off to the mountains for a mini-holiday. This will be our only holidays this summer, so we need to get the most out of our 3 days.
My trip to Victoria was event-filled. There was a lot of meeting, greeting, eating, and some learning. My boss is kind of a move and shaker in our world, so these things involve trying to keep up with him (I actually don't even try anymore). It was fun, but I was busier than I thought I'd be and therefore got little to no knitting done.
I did manage to sneak off for a bit to Beehive Wool Shop. My friend Stace came with me (she's not a knitter) and she did so with absolutely no issues (maybe we have a future knitter in our midst). I showed her the way of the knitter. The touching and feeling involved in checking out a new spot. And this place was lovely. I didn't get to spend a lot of time there. It was much larger than I expected, but after I found some Handmaiden Swiss Mountain Cashmere & Silk I couldn't really afford to look any further. They had some things I've heard of but never seen in person: lots of Berroco and Cascade. And an entire wall full of Handmaiden and Fleece Artist.
I could not resist the Handmaiden and came away with this:
It is a colorway that is specially dyed for Beehive; you can't find it anywhere else. It is yet to be named, but they think it will be called "Cedar". It is a mix of a silvery green, silver and cream; and possibly the softest thing I have ever felt. I kept it beside my bed in Victoria and kept petting it. I've never done that before but couldn't resist with this feathery soft blend of all things good.
I still am not sure what it will be. Likely a small scarf or something close to my skin (no J., not a thong like you suggested). For now I will enjoy it in it's current state. And know that it will be something fabulous.