This is a yarn I have been eyeing for a while since I discovered it lying on the virtual shelf at Mohair Craft.
It’s a DK weight 60% merino, 20% possum, 20% cashmere blend. Now that I have some disposable income, these babies came home to mama!! Hehehehe!!!
I was so over-excited about this purchase as I hovered over it on the screen that I couldn’t decide what colour to get, so I asked the little man (who has great colour sense) to choose one for me. And so lavender it was. I rather liked the ruby and fern colours too… but I decided to just try a little bit first to see how it performed.
What am I going to do with this yarn? Well, there is the matter of a small fetish happening with the Age of Brass and Steam Shawlette. I can’t stop thinking about knitting another one… This yarn is soooo soft, and sooo squooshy and sooo light that I think it would be perfect as a shawl/scarf thing. I only have 200g of this yarn as well, just enough for a nice, drapey thing for the neck.
I’m trying to give the yarn the decency of not balling and swatching it before it’s even been in the house for 24 hours… can I resist???? Ahhh. It’s nice to be able to buy yarn again. 😀
If you’re wondering how I’m going with my nine week progress, I finished the striped cardigan today. I just need to sew the sleeves into the body and affix the buttons, and then I will show you!
I have one baby hoodie left to knit, one pair of socks, a hat and an adult sweater. I do not think I’ll get to finish the adult sweater in the next three weeks. It might be half done by the time it’s time to go, but who knows? It’s a chunky knit after all and I should still have a couple of weeks up my sleeve. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s not going to happen, but I know it will be started by that time.
However, I have added to the list: two shawls. There has been happy news once again, and another wee nephew or niece is on the way (the clan is sprouting like mushrooms!) I’ve decided that a nursing shawl is a very good gift, so another one must be knit. The second is a gift to go with the cardigan that I will reknit when I find the right yarn for it.
And so, on this note, off to happy knitting land I go!
Hope you are having a lovely start to the week! We’ve got strong gales and rain in the North Island today, but that’s really all ok when you’re a knitter…