Monday, January 22, 2007
Look what came in the mail today!
I got a great gift certificate for Christmas from my lovely sister-in-law, Kim. She heard me talk about Handmaiden Sea Silk yarn and found a store that carried it.
Well, who could resist such a lovely treat? I bought two skeins of Sea Silk in the Woodland colorway. This yarn is 70% silk and 30% Seacell (a cellulose type fiber from seaweed!) and it feels luscious. Very smooth but not slippery. I searched for patterns that would work and I think I'll make the Flower Basket shawl from Interweave Knits. To round out the order, I also bought Colorsong Yarn's Socks Your Way Merino Skein from Fleece Artist in a gorgeous springy Green Pastures. With 480m/524.9yds. of sock weight merino yarn, I should be able to make a generous pair of socks. And the great thing about this yarn? It all fits into Wendy's Woolen Curtain - the Knit Your Stash 2007 program. The Sea Silk is a gift AND the sock yarn is exempt.
So far, I have only good things to say about Colorsong Yarn. Their online store was easy to use, the colors seemed true, and when there was a minor mistake on my order, they called in person to tell me that they were correcting it. Good job, guys!
Oh, and Wendy isn't being too fussy about her challenge anyway. Change to fit your own situation, she says. Sock yarn doesn't count, she says. Hmm, I think she will end up with more yarn thatn she started with!