Life must be good.
Blue skies and temperatures of 29.9 degrees in October.
Especially when this majestic creature is a regular companion on a walk home.
... and you have rediscovered the art of bartering.
I am not sure what I swapped for some balls of Phildar yarn - leeks? potatoes? swiss chard? - whatever it was, it was fun. The credit crunch is now getting a little boring (please note the understatement) but, the ancient art of skills/ time/ homemade or grown items swapping is alive and kicking and well worth trying.
I do not think that this yarn is produced anymore. It knits up best in a knit 2, purl 2 rib and if you start the yarn off at just the right point, magically develops a regular design, the pattern breaks down a bit, but still results in a nice fabric.