Friday, October 30, 2009

YPF: Terra

When Michelle (owner of Bloomin Yarns) returned from TNNA last summer, I think she was most excited about one particular purchase she had made for the store.

Terra, from The Fibre Company.

I’d never heard of The Fibre Company, but when the yarn arrived in the store? Wow. Michelle quickly whipped up a free-pattern-with-purchase pair of mittens out of two complimentary colors. It’s fun to watch their eyes get wide and hear them let out an involuntary “OOOH!” when they put the mitten on (at our urging, of course!)

I bought two skeins of this stuff to make a pair of those same mittens shortly after the yarn came in. Then CelticQueen came in and wanted to make her Mondo Cable Cardi out of Terra. So we needed to do a special order. I jumped on the bandwagon and bought enough of a color Michelle had not originally ordered to make a sweater of my own.

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I think it’s probably going to be a Mondo Cable Pulli. Eventually. I’m working on shrinking at the moment, so knitting a sweater for me right now doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

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But it’s very nice to know that when I’m ready? I have an amazing special-treat yarn waiting for me!

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The Fibre Company • Terra
40% baby alpaca • 40% merino wool • 20% silk
Wild Clary colorway
50g/100yds per skein

100% drool-worthy

5 comments:

Bezzie said...

I've never seen that yarn--it almost looks like recycled denim. But I think that's just the color making me say that!

SJ said...

That's the kind of yarn I think I'd just want to have a skein of to pet and lean against my neck. It'll make a fabulous sweater!

Trillian42 said...

It DOES look like recycled denim! But with that fiber content, I'm guessing it feels nothing like it - it's got to be eminently pettable.

Jen said...

Ha! I'll have to get myself out there to feel that yarn. :)

Jenn said...

I thought "Huh, that looks kinda itchy," which who can tell if something is going to itch on sight? But poo, it's alpaca. ITCH ITCH ITCH.