Friday, August 24, 2007
Contest #2 - My Favorite Yarn
My favorite yarn is Yarni, a sockweight yarn hand dyed by a couple in St. Paul, MN. Their blog is here. The stats are: 460 yds./100g 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon. Machine wash, air dry . It's sooo soft... it's sooo nice to knit with... and it feels lovely on the feet. One of the beauties of this yarn is that there is just so much of it! I knit the River Rapids sock above and I still have a large ball left. It's enough to knit a baby hat and probably booties too.
The only place I've ever seen it for sale is at the Yarnery in St. Paul. Since it's not always (read EVER) easy for me to get there, I call the store. Yes, I actually ask them to describe the colors they have in stock. Oddly, I love all their colors. The colors always seem to be like watercolors - light and soft. There's not a ton of variation in most of the colorways so they work very nicely for lace patterns. I saw the green colorway on someone else's blog and I think that will be the next one I go for. (Although the pink and purple would look great for the girls...)
I seem to be into lacey patterns and cables lately so I'm picking up more and more yarn with just subtle variations instead of the self-striping. I bought the last two balls of Pagewood Farms yarn at our LYS this week. They had Denim and Really Red left so I snatched them up.
And last but not least, here are pictures of my two favorite sock helpers. They tend to pick up my socks and bring them to me wherever I am in the house. Their greatest ambition at this point (besides becoming real princesses) seems to be to learn to knit. I keep saying, not until you're 6 years old.
Posted by Jess P. at 10:19 AM