Jul 9

Last night, after teaching the final sock knitting class in this series, Heather hollered my name and told me I wanted to see something.  So, I went to see what that something was.

Oh. My. Goodness!

A yarn rep was visiting Starstruck Cat Studio and look at what she brought!


Look at that hand-painted sock yarn!!  It is from Aurora Yarns.  It is 75% wool and 25% nylon with 436 yards per skein and is imported from England.


And then there was this silk – 900 yards per skein, hand dyed in the most wonderful colors!


And more silk!

alpaca silk

And an Alpaca/silk blend (the one on the left is another 100% silk).

This was much better than any candy store.  Yarn doesn’t make you fat – just poorer in wallet and richer in joy.

That silk will be perfect for weaving.  I calculated in my head what I could get out of it if I wove some on my 8-harness Baby Wolf 24″ wide at 12 epi.  900 yards would give me a three and a eighth yard warp.  If I lash on, I can get really close to the 3 yards if I squeeze in the last few picks.  I’m thinking that two skeins are enough to weave fabric for a vest. {*whimper*}  I just may have to give it a try.

If you are in the Greenwood area on Saturday, join us for the Spin-In.  It starts at 10 and goes until 4 and you can drop in whenever you want and stay as short or as long as you desire.