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Thursday, April 24, 2008

This is why the Lace Variety Club has been selling like hotcakes for the las few days. Peachy has written a wonderful review. This is the 2nd time my shop has been featured in Lime & Violet Daily Chum. Peachy has her own Etsy shop too. And I bought some merino/angora laceweight from her which arrived last week. It's stunning. And I've just looked in my folder for pics of it and i've not taken any yet. So I'll try to remember to take some pics tomorrow and post pics over the weekend. In the meantime check out her shop for some gorgeous yarns. Peachy's Lime & Violet shop reviews are dangerous though. She's got a real eye for seeking out the most gorgeous yarns on Etsy.

Talking about the Lace Variety Club. There are now 3 memberships left on Etsy. Once they're sold I can't list more. I've already got more members than I initially planned and I want to keep in manageable and exclusive. If you read this, are desperate to join and find all the membershps sold out. Let me know and I'll put you on the waiting list for next month.

I do have some gorgeous fibre and yarn pics for you today. My Crafty Yarns n Threads Secret Santa present arrived today and my Secret Santa was Joy. Joy knitted a Forest Canopy Shawl for me last autumn and this time she treated me to a pair of Cranford Mitts designed by Jane. I think the pattern is available through the Yarn Yard. I've been admiring the Cranford mitts lately and these are gorgeous.

In the parcel was also 2 skeins (55 gr each) of Shades of Cashmere Cashmere Lace. This yarn has a small amount of Lurex in it which I'm assuming is the sparkly bits. It looks gorgeous and I can't wait to knit it up. I also got a pattern to go with the yarn.

And a plait of Merino Fibre from the Yarn Yard. I love Natalie's fibre and this colour is perfect. I'm so desperate to start spinning this up straight away but I've got to finish the Yarn Yard Fibre club fibre for April first. I've done the first half and started the 2nd half tonight but someone has mucked around with my wheel. It felt awful tonight and it was perfect last time i spun last week. I've adjusted the drive band and break band but it 's still not right so gave up in the end.

I promised I'd tell you about what I did yesteray but it's getting late again so I'll save it for next time.

Nite x


Peachy said...

thanks so much for the praise! Although I do feel a little shy now :p I'm glad you like your yarn, you definitely picked some of my own favourites there!
At least your lace club is nearly sold out, so the temptation is less for me there - I haven't knit a single lacy thing this year, once I start again I will join your club, too!

Also, congrats for having your shawl pattern published in yarn forward ,magazine! I got my copy last week, and I was thrilled to see your name pop up again. Just great!

Tama said...

I've tagged you. See my blog for the details.