Wednesday, March 16, 2016

New Yarn Acquisition!

Knit Picks, Stroll, Tonal, Fingering, Valley Yarns, Webs, Hatfield, Lace / 2 ply
Photos by Knit Picks & Valley Yarns

This has been a fantastic yarn acquisition week. I don't get too many of those so I wanted to share with you. Since last we spoke, I've received packages from both Knit Picks and Webs. Score! 6 new skeins of yarn. (Side note: I am not sharing my new yarns to make you feel bad, but to share what I am doing and maybe introduce a new yarn you might not have tried before.)

Ok, so the yarns are not for personal knitting and crocheting, but they will be FUN. They won't be added to the stash. That's good thing, right?! Some of the yarns have already been wound into cakes and already on the needles. Just so you don't think that I am some sort of a yarn buying saint that uses the yarn as soon as they come in, theses yarns are for designs for publication with a deadline, so that helps to keep my stash down and production up.

But I will share a secret with you: Sometimes I like getting yarn simply to add to my stash. Sometimes, I just want to look at the pretty yarn and bought it with no intention of using it anytime soon for a project. Simple to put on the self and pet as I walk by. I know, it's weird. But don't tell my husband.

The first yarn that came in is:

in color Poppy Field Tonal
75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
462 yards / 100 grams

Knit Picks Stroll Fingering is a yarn I've used on a number of occasions and I am completely hooked. The yarn is soft (great for shawls and projects worn close to the face) and sturdy (with 25% nylon is strong enough to handle the toughest feet). The colors are bright and vibrant. In a tonal, there is so much depth and play of the varying shades.

The second yarn is:

in colors Rose Wine (2 skeins)
Winter Sky, Regatta Blue, and Denim (1 skein each)
100% Baby Alpaca
437 yards / 50 grams

This is a relatively new yarn for the Valley Yarns line. Hatfield is a 2ply yarn that is super soft with a great halo. If you typically use heavier weight yarns, lace weight yarns can be a bit scary and intimidating. But I found this yarn to be very approachable in its 50 grams skein. Though Hatfield is only 50 grams, it took a while to wind into a cake. Because I didn't want to snap the yarn or get it tangled, which would have been a major yarnie mess, it was wound slowly and with care.

These yarns are on their journey to be a published design, destined to grow up to be something special, or I think they will be. I guess it's like your kids, you think they are the bestest, no matter what.

So, leave a comment. What's your New Yarn Acquisition and is it stash or for a project?

Until next time...Stitch on!


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