Hooray – I got my first Secret pal parcel today. Fantastic yarn, beautiful soap, a sample size of Eucalan (I’ve wanted to try this for a while now) and a fantastic knitting gauge so I can stop guessing what size all my needles under 2mm actually are. Thank You Woolgirl… unless that was just to throw me off the scent and you had everything sent from the shop and you are really somebody else… if so, thank you!!!
Question of the Week 4
The “perfect sized” stash was a tough question for many of you to answer. Maybe these stash related questions will be easier:
1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”? I loved the Handmaiden Sea Silk when I made my storm shawl and I’ll have a chance to try the Wollemeise sock yarn (hooray) with La Digitessa to see why everyone is raving so much. I’ve not seen it for years but I also used to love Butterfly Super 10
2) What yarn do you never want to be without? Probably Noro Kureyon. I love the way it felts up and the colours are great. I’m drawn toward sock yarn at the moment although it takes up a bit more room than all the laceweight but the colours everyone is making are fantastic. I really need to learn how to handpaint yarn and use acid dyes. Most of the dying I’ve done is natural where you mix up the dyebath then simmer the yarn for ages. Lovely colours but not so good for variegated.
I’m thinking of looking into what books are available. I have the knitting version of the Dyers Companion so I might see if it is available over here.