09 Sep Something to crow about
First thing’s first: NEW in store! (it *is* September afterall!)
Big news: I now have an account with Berroco, hence the lovely Blackstone Tweed above, and the Ultra Alpaca pictured below:
Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca comes in three weights: a worsted (above), a dk, and a fingering. It’s a 50/50 wool/alpaca blend, with the exception of the fingering, which is a 50/30/20 wool/alpaca/nylon. I’m knitting up a sample in the worsted weight now (more on that next week!) but I can say that it is marvelous to work with. And lucky for me that the weather has cooled down, I don’t mind a lapful of wool/alpaca yarn!
Next up is Louet Mohair in a worsted weight:
And now, a superwash merino in a DK weight (I’ve been a little lacking in DK’s and Sport weights, so my goal is to remedy that this fall!):
On the other end of the weight spectrum, this is Debbie Bliss’s Como, a super-bulky weight 90% merino 10% cashmere blend:
And just to be extra special, here’s the super shiny Mulberry & Merino yarn, a worsted weight 50/50 silk/merino blend:
As you might imagine, the store’s been pretty busy with all of these lovely yarns arriving in rapid sequence! But I thought I should mark the occasion – yesterday – of the first wearing of the socks!
I had wanted to do something big for it, something with fanfare perhaps, but the weather was right, and the outfit was right, and my dear Fluevogs were calling out to me! I chose the Marlene’s in the Malabrigo because they seemed to be the favourite amongst those who saw the socks in progress, and they’re one of my favourites, too. And they match my book!
Yes, my clothing is now not only sock-matching, but book-matcing too? If it weren’t a vintage 1936 edition (found at the new Mark Jokinen books y’know!), I would think it a bit much!
I’m loving Windy Poplars – this is my first time reading it – and if you’ve not read much L.M. Montgomery, I highly recommend it for autumn reading…