Are there some yarns that you love so much that you just can't get enough of them? Or you love so much you really don't want to use them for fear they will be discontinued? Or you love so much you are waiting to find the perfect pattern? I have a whole collection of those yarns and I thought I would share a few with you.
I have to start with this yarn which I brought in the fabulous Quarter Stitch in the French Quarter in New Orleans. I bought it years ago and don't have a clue what it is. I only know it was love at first sight and I had to have it. It is a beautiful mauve with a rayon strand and a mohair strand. I even knit a pull-over sweater using it once. The pattern was great and I enjoyed knitting it but when it was finished I tinked it. It was ungodly hot and the pattern wasn't special enough for this beautiful yarn
This is my latest attempt at creating something spectacular with this yarn. Maybe some day I'll finish it.
I love this yarn. It is by Tilli Thomas and was a special addition for breast cancer survivors. In this picture, I combined it with a fine white yarn and made a georgous shawl for lovely Carmen my hairdresser. I wish I had a picture.
This is Art Yarn Ensemble Lite a chashmire and silk yarn that feels like knitting with spun clouds. This is one of the many yarns introduced to me by those amazing women at Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon. I knit a teal vest for my brother-in-law a couple of years ago for Christmas. I am not sure if he has taken it off yet. The rust color is a TBFL (to be finished later) project for my husband.
Since I just mentioned something I made for my brother-in-law Donn (Dick's brother), I knit this beautiful Nashua Sitar into a yummy vest for Andi my sister-in-law. Andi and I were in the wonderful Yarn Barn in Lawrence, Kansas when Andi picked put this ball of yarn and said, "This is the most beautiful yarn I've ever seen." I couldn't buy it then but by the next Christmas Andi had a vest out of Sitar. Sitar also is one of the yarns which appears in my giant knit wall hanging which I talked about a week or so ago.
How can I talk about my favorite yarns without mentioning the fabulous Dune by Trendsetter. It is so exquisite. Dune is also part of the giant wall hanging.
In my next post I will share five more of my favorite yarns. I can't believe how much fun this is! It is definitely a yarn walk down Memory Lane. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I am. See you in a couple of days.