Archive for December 8th, 2008

It’s very lucky that there’s no knitting police popping up around every corner forcing us to only have one ‘favourite’ yarn. I could manage a top five I think, but no way is it being narrowed to even two.

Last week Stash had a yarn tasting to present Artist’s Palette yarns. Juliette came down to talk about the business and we all got a little goody bag with samples of her range.

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Over red wine and crisps, we knitted away sociably for a couple of hours and then popped downstairs to shop for the ones we had discovered we liked.

Sorry, what was that Ali?? I already did my shopping? How dare you make up such stories about me! Erm… actually, yes. I did my shopping the moment I walked in the door (in front of Ali, as she unlocked it for me, and before anyone else arrived). See, there’s this yarn called Buttersoft DK, and it’s buttery, and soft, and… and pink. And there were eight. And now I have eight :-D

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In my defense, I need more jumpers (and more time to knit them) and there were people on the Saturday before the yarn tasting who were just as grabby as me. So I heard. And I’m not the only one, go check out the awesome mittens that Alice is making with this yarn.

So my top 5? (in no particular order) Dream in Colour Classy, The Knittery cashmere blend sock yarn, Dream in Colour Smooshy, Shetland spindrift (or maybe Felted Tweed - that’s a hard one), and now… Artist’s Palette Buttersoft DK.

What’s your top five at the moment??

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