I live in an apartment with the most boring views. I don't have a garden . I grow a few herb pots that sit on the smallest strip they call a balcony .That's why I spent so much of my time admiring all my blogger friends lives filled with glorious views.
I have to drive to parks to enjoy some greenery and in central London they are really hard to find. They keep building So with all that I think you can all understand why my house is filled with yarn.I know why I have a yarn garden . My cupboard are fit to burst with beautiful, colourful blooms would you like a little walk with me into my yarn garden??
Would you like to see just a few of my favourites ??
This gorgeous jade green yarn is
Madelinetosh Pashmina a superb 3-ply yarn made up of 75% superwash merino wool, 15% silk and 10% cashmere, a similar fibre blend to the infamous woven pashmina scarves.This machine washable yarn is hand-dyed in small dye lots and knits up to create a soft fabric with great drape. Absolutely gorgeous!
content :: 75% superwash wool, 15% silk and 10% cashmere
length :: 360 yards / 329 meters
length :: 360 yards / 329 meters
Gorgeous hand painted 4ply (fingering) sock yarn.
Peace, Love & Misti Alpaca represents the finest yarns from Misti's private hand paint studio in Peru. All collections from Misti's hand paint studio carry this special label, representing Miguel's commitment to preserving the artistry of hand paint yarns and his mission to provide good jobs and fair wages and benefits to the people of his hometown, Arequipa. So soft and gorgeous to work with. I have since bought more
Composition: 50% Super Fine Alpaca, 30% Fine merino Wool, 10% Silk and 10% Nylon for durability
Weight and yardage: Approx. 100g - 398m / 436yds
These five Skeins are Wollemeise
I found out about Wollmeise yarn on Ravelry and it has became an international hit Apparently, the high demand couldn't be met with a steady stock. The online shop had weekly updates where the shop would be stocked once a week and thousands of people were trying to snatch up a precious skein of Wollmeise. It's been a crazy race .I finally managed to get hold of these from Loop GB, you can still only get this by going to the shop demand is to high that they still cannot sell online as soon as it comes in , its gone.
I am not sure how I feel about this yarn. I have crocheted the peacock coloured one and I didn't find it very special at all. I think it might look better knitted .In crochet the colour pooled in the wrong way, it just didn't look right. I did not find it soft. I found it rather tough if I'm honest. I suppose they will be suitable for socks. However, I'm one of those people that likes my socks to be soft. I have only played with one skein that was 80% merino 20% nylon and I do have different composition so I will not condemn the brand .
These beautiful Teal colour yarn is 100% silk, it has a generous 1000m .It is a discontinued yarn , it is so beautiful and will one day to be a delightful rectangular shawl.
Habu carries unusual and difficult to find fine yarns from small mills in Japan and Asia
The collection is pretty amazing. I love the green cotton gima. This is a cotton, which feels like paper. “Gima” literally means “fake linen” in Japanese. I made cardigan in this fibre in black it is very rough almost like working with raffia ,but the beauty of this yarn is once it is washed it becomes incredibly soft like soft silk linen.
The red yarn is Habu Textiles Tsumugi Silk. This is a silk, which feels like cotton ,very textured and wonderful to work with. I made a sarong with it and I wear I every time I go away it is a wonderful fiber
If the colours lure knitters to Malabrigo, the soft fibres reel them in. Malabrigo uses extremely soft Merino fibres for most of its yarns. The fibres are spun loosely enough to keep a marvellous halo and decadent softness that really does feel like you're knitting with butter. I love this yarn. It is one of my favourites
Juno Alice LaceContent: 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere
Approx 800m/874 yards per 100g skein
Weight and yardage: Approx. 60g - 754m / 825yds
|An exquisite fingering weight (4 ply) yarn Beautifully soft. This finely spun merino wool is handpainted in small batches of colour-packed skeins. When knit or crocheted, the colours create a beautiful fabric of speckles and streaks.|
Each dye lot of Koigu's Painter's Palette is an individual creation and there are no two dye lots exactly the same with this yarn I recommend, as with all hand-dyed yarns, that you knit with two skeins, alternating every few rows for improved colour blending. Love this stuff.
Composition: 100% merino wool
Weight and yardage: Approx. 50g - 160m / 175yds
woolwarehouse it is also very good quality, It comes in a wonderful range of colours
Everyone loves Noro
I hope you enjoyed the views.
Joining in today with the lovely Chrissie and Marianne for their 'Blooming Crochet-A-Long'