This post is part of the 2nd annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. I figured I could use a bit of a kick in the pants to get me thinking and writing. Today’s topic is a tale of two yarns. Since I’ve had so much happiness with yarn, I’m going to tell you about two that I really like.
The first yarn I’ve got a lot of love for is Sundara’s Silk Lace. I coveted this yarn for ages. Heck, I joined a club for Sundara yarn despite the fact that there wasn’t going to be any silk lace in it because I’d been sucked in by seeing so many beautiful projects and colours. One of the first ones I remember seeing is Emily Johnson’s Jessie Lambdin shawl. I still want that colour.
Eventually Sundara’s yarn was regularly available for sale. I stalked the website waiting for the perfect skein of lace. Then I saw Amber Seas and I was a goner.
picture (c) Sundara Yarn
I got my husband to buy it for me for Christmas. It sat for a while before I ended up making it into the large-sized Eiffel Tower Shawl. That worked out pretty well, eh?
And now for the second yarn. It’s not really a yarn, so much as a company. I’m in love with Madelinetosh. When I had a spare bit of yarn money (thanks to the Eiffel Tower Shawl) I bought a whole bunch of Madelinetosh yarn. I’ve only knit one project with it so far, but I’ve got a few colours (Tart, Lapis, Baltic, Jade…) and at least 4 yarn bases in the stash. The most recent addition was sock yarn in Baltic. I blame Louise for the newly-delivered box of Madelinetosh yarn being opened at Janie H. Knits. I almost went for Warm Maize (one of my faves, along with Candlewick), but settled on Baltic. Lovely, no?
Oh, and I’m still in love with Wollmeise too. I’m a sucker for vibrant colours.