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Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Luscious merino as promised
As I promised last night when I was too exhausted to type anymore, here is some pics of my new merino yarns. I've got a 3ply worsted/aran weight and single ply laceweight from Uruguay. The yarns are even softer than my Merino cobweb lace and sock yarn, which is saying something.
They're both fab to knit with and produce nice and even stitches with good definition. And the worsted is fantastic for felting and look out later this summer (what summer???) for some new felted bag patterns.
I re-started my Mystery Stole 3 in the new singly ply lace and I'm finding it much easier than the cobweb lace, especially making corrections. This yarn is just a little bit thicker and being single ply you don't have to wrory about the yarn splitting which quite often happens with 2ply lace yarns.
Here is my progress last night, after Clue 1 (100rows). I've only got about 5 rows left on clue 2 now so will try to get another progress photo tomorrow. The shawl is not pinned out or anything which shows how good this yarn is even when it's unblocked.
And here are some of my lace yarns, some are on ETsy already and some will be listed tonight (if I have time) or tomorrow. And more to come later in the week.
And here are some of the worsted yarns which are already all on Etsy.
And here are some pics I played around with in the garden yesterday to try to get a good photo of my yarns to use for banners, logos etc.