Just popping in quickly to share some lovely yarn finds of recent weeks. These yarns had me at the word “go”:
This is a beautiful merino/silk fingering weight from Spinning a Yarn called Invisibility Cloak (ah, the knitting projects that this name inspires!) My sons tell me it needs to be a shawl. I don’t think I need convincing! My only thought is perhaps I need two skeins?
This is Lowburn, another hand-dyed work of art from Doe Arnot, in Flagstaff Alpacas’ beautiful sock blend yarn (merino/alpaca/nylon). I saw it a couple of weeks back, but resisted, thinking I’d be good… the week ticked by, the colour was like a siren-call in my head… it wouldn’t go away! I caved.
I got enough to knit a shawl. I’m not sure what I’ll do with it yet… it might become socks! I just love the colour so much! 🙂 It’s the exact shade of New Zealand greenery.
Now, if you are wanting some of this for yourself, I see it’s currently out of stock on the Flagstaff Alpacas’ website. I know from personal experience though that Doe Arnot (the dyer of this yarn) is great at doing dye-to-order. Just drop her a line at the email in the link I’ve provided to satisfy your own Lowburn craving!
This yarn came at a very good time today. I’ve had a bit of a distressing morning dealing with the consequences of petrol thieves who siphoned my car last night. The yarn has been a nice soother to the nerves!