Thursday, March 19, 2009

What's new?



I don't mean to gloat but I am so happy with my new yarn. I went on a yarn field trip last Saturday and brought this home with me.

A = Handmaiden Casbah in Blackberry; 81% merino, 9% cashmere, 10% nylon.
B = Dream in Color Smooshy in Gothic Rose; superfine merino 100%
C = Pagewood Farm in Mississippi Mud; merino and nylon. No percentages given.

I can't tell you where I got it. I've been ordered to keep it a secret to protect our sources. It's a long way from here though. I'll be going back, if there's anything left after I do my taxes.

Meanwhile, I've been knitting on this:



Araucania Ruca Multy, 100% sugar cane. It's a wonderful yarn. I thought it would be hard to work with, but it's not. No splitting and I haven't found a single knot. It feels good in my hands. Very pleasant.



I'm making a shop sample but it's also sized to fit the shop owner. The pattern is from the latest Verena magazine and I'm making some adjustments here and there. It looks like it's going to be very pretty.

9 comments:

lexa said...

Love the new yarns, and your project is gorgeous! Love the colors in it.

sue said...

Secret yarn shopping sounds wonderful, and your purchases look great too. I think the shawl is turning out beautifully too.

dragon knitter said...

no worries about your source here, lol, i'm too faraway.(spacebar is borked, so bear with me)

LOVE the sugarcane yarn. will have to investiage that one. my SIL is allergic to wool,and she lives in southern GA to boot.

Laikabear said...

Ooooh, that Araucania is coming along very nicely!

And I just love that Handmaiden Casbah!

Anonymous said...

The "Mississippi Mud" is beautiful, notwithstanding the name!

R.

Anonymous said...

That sugarcane yarn is awesome. I am becoming very impressed with the Auracania yarns; nice colors, consistent quality, and fairly reasonably priced. I look forward to actually knitting something in them, someday. First, though, I have got to get the stash whittled down. - Joe-in Wyoming

Anonymous said...

Jimminy Cricket that is one gorgeous lace shawl. oooo someone will be lucky .. and I bet I can guess who.

bummer - this post is from Bess but blogger won't accept it so I had to log on as anonymous :(

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