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Yarn from Colorado

Since I teach at Charlotte Yarn, I get a discount on my personal yarn buys.  So why would I buy something in Colorado that we sell at the shop???  COLOR!

No shop can carry every color of every yarn.  And these hand dyers will slip new colorways in without your even knowing it.  Besides, as Oscar Wilde said, the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

I’m proud to say I only bought 4 skeins.


Blue Heron Rayon Metallic--Deep Water/Silver

Remi has lots of this at Charlotte Yarn, but I’ve never seen this color.  Rayon is a favorite fiber of mine and I have held many skeins of this;  I’m glad I waited for this one.I have 550 yards of this and I think it needs to be a shoulder hugging shawl.  For me.   Edie, the owner of Woolly Works Farm is a fellow camper and I need to support her.  Truly.

Next–Ella Rae Lace Merino

Speaking of color—I bought this for two reasons:  1.  the colorway is just a bit outside my comfort zone.  There is some brown tucked into this colorway and I don’t do brown, but I don’t want to be in a rut.  2.  I told Remi I would do something to highlight this yarn and then she would have to buy more.  Must keep my word.

Why would this gorgeous yarn need help?  It is extra fine Merino, superwash, 460 luscious yarns for only $24.  The problem is, and the yarn rep agrees with me, the yarn is MISnamed.  It is named Lace Merino.  It is not lace weight yarn.  It is fingering weight, sock weight, which is why Charlotte Yarn has it shelved in the sock yarn section.

I picked it up several times and was confused by the name.  Surely others were too.So–Socks?  Shawl? Scarf?  I don’t know yet.  But it is teal, turquoise, red, lt. navy—and it feels so great—soft, yet crisply spun.  You can see why I had to have it, right?

Last is two skeins of a yarn I’d only seen online.  Remi introduced me to Mirasol yarns.  I have a bunch of their fingering handpaint.  At a new shop in Ft.Collins, Your Daily Fiber, I found Mirasol Tupa on the wall in dazzling jewel tone colors.It’s a bit darker than this.  It is a plied yarn, 50-50 merino and silk, drapes beautifully, 137 yards per 50 grams, only $10.  I can’t believe I only bought 2 skeins.  It isn’t important what this will be.  It will mix with some other yarn probably.  The main reason I HAD to buy this is to show Remi so she will order lots of it.  Then we can all have some.  The colors and the silk—you will swoon.

Camp is more than just buying yarn.  The other side effect of camp is seeing what everyone has been knitting all year and making notes of what you have to have in the pattern category.  I’m still gathering some pictures of some of these projects and will share them soon.

More later–


One Response

  1. It will be interesting to see what you come up with for the Ella Rae. 🙂

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