Thursday, March 20, 2008

Yarn noir

I am still working on putting together a Scotland recap, but meanwhile let me confess that while on vacation, we shelved both the Compact and the No New Yarn in '08 policy. I took these photos in the lovely morning sun, but for some reason they came out quite dark, and my photo tweaking skills are non-existent, so this is what I've got for pictures.

The first thing to catch my eye was this:

Followed closely by:

I got these in case my lovely hostess Rachel and I got around to doing any KoolAid dyeing while I was visiting (we didn't). They all smell and feel like they might have a bit of silk in them, but I neglected to ask.

This one was just pretty. I think it will make a nice gift for someone.

And then since I had already sinned, as it were, I went ahead and got this:

and this:

The first being a worsted weight that is squishy and soft and the latter being DK and a little scratchier. These are made with yarn from special North Ronaldsay sheep, which only eat seaweed for a good part of the year. How could I pass it up?


  1. Wow, Darcy. That was some score!!! :-)

  2. I think you were quite restrained and shopped wisely, Darcy. That chocolate tweed is to die for!


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