Saturday, October 28, 2006
Yes, you can make yarn with crab shells, baby
Cool surprises from SWTC today in the mail. First, a nice present of Pure (what will I make??) in a pretty deep teal-y color. The main event, however-- samples of their upcoming yarns Tofutsies and Inspiration! Tofutsies (the variegated one) is a sock yarn with a nice feel- it's a wool/Soysilk/cotton/and CRAB & SHRIMP SHELLS blend. I'm dying for them to get more in so I can see more than just a little piece. You know how much I love to knit socks! The other new one (the natural colored one) is Inspiration, a Soysilk/alpaca blend- seems to be about a DK weight or so. I'm also looking forward to seeing samples of their new Vickie Howell collection yarns, one of which is made (no lie) of milk protein.
In other news, I've finally decided what to do with my stash of Touch Me- the Vintage Velvet scarf from Scarf Style. I've never done a reversable cable before- it's pretty neat. I don't have enough to make the whole scarf right now- so I'll probably have to suck it up and buy another ball or two (when it comes to Touch Me, that's quite an investment!)
Finally, my latest purchase of Socks That Rock- it's my first foray into mediumweight. The color is Sherbet, and while it is pretty bright I just couldn't resist it.
Posted by Amy at 10:00 AM