Sunday, May 02, 2010

What a Yarn: Knitting and crochet blog week, day 7

I am a yarn coveter. (coveteuse?) I gaze longingly at pictures of pretty yarn on the internet. In particular, I'm drawn to rich semi-solids.

Here's a short list pulled from my bookmarks that I go back to and ogle every so often:
Sanguine Gryphon
Stricken Smitten
Tanis Fiber Arts

I'm also intensely curious about yarn made with Blue Faced Leicester fibre. It sounds like a miracle fibre! Long stapled wool resistant to pilling, yet super soft? sign me up. Unfortunately, yarn from this wool is elusive. While I can find examples on the internet, I haven't found much in actual yarn shops. I know, this is what the internet is for, and I'll get on that as soon as I have a disposable income :P. For now, I'll remain intensely curious.

Have you used yarns with BFL? Got any recommendations?

This blog week has been a really fun experience, and I'm happy I participated. Thanks to everyone else who participated - I enjoyed reading all the stories and looking at all the pictures. And thanks for commenting! :)


  1. Oh a few more yarns to check out thanks for sharing.

  2. LOL is Raenwa being sarcastic ? LOL like we NEED more enabling ;-)

  3. HA! I'm always up for enable-ment.