Wednesday, September 12, 2007
... I'm in love. I bought two skeins of this lovely mohair wool blend at the Kitchener Knitter's Fair and right now it is my favorite yarn ever. Most of this is due to it being the perfect colour for me. I love red and I look great in the scarlet reds but they are hard to find. Blue reds are just more popular or easier to dye or something.
This yarn also has a great plush hand. It is a 3 ply 60% mohair/ 40% wool and remarkably soft. The mohair doesn't even shed much (I know this because I've been wearing a skein around the house as a scarf/necklace.)
I love this yarn so much that once I got home I regretted only buying two skeins, so I got in touch with the people who make and sell it Wellington Fibres and got them to send me enough for a sweater. I highly recommend ordering yarn from these people; they are really quick to reply to emails and very helpful. The mohair comes from their goats and they run the mill that makes the yarn.
Expect to see a sweater in progress in the very near future. I am already planning the design out in my mind.