February 21, 2011
We’ve been waiting a long time for another batch of this beautiful yarn – Dream in Color’s Smooshy with Cashmere. When it arrived last week, we had the bags spread out all over the floor, just to see the colors all at once. (And I might have picked out a couple of colors for my own self. Job hazard.) This MCN mix is 70% superwash, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon. The higher percentage of cashmere in the mix (like Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga and Sweet Georgia’s Cashluxe Fine) makes this yarn especially smooshy, and great for socks, cowls, scarves, and shawls. This is the special yarn that we used in last summer’s Fourth Anniversary Kit, and we’ve had it here in the shop one other time in multiple colors. We now have 32 colors in stock for you to choose from, done up in Dream in Color’s unique dyeing method.
Also up in tonight’s Update, you’ll find a big re-stock of HiyaHiya needles, including extra cables and tips for their interchangeable sets (and Puppy Snips – always more Puppy Snips), Marie Mayhew patterns, and red and turquoise Knit Kits.
I finished up my slip-stitch sock – I’ll share that on Wednesday. I did pick yarn to make the Batik pattern that I linked to in Friday’s post (this yarn – yum!), but I left it sitting on my desk, waiting to be wound. I came to my senses and decided that over the weekend, I needed to finish my sock, and then I needed to be working on:
Now that I’ve spent time on numbers 1 and 2 this past weekend, I think I can overlook #3 and will be winding up the Fiberphile shortly ….