Friday, December 18, 2009

Soft and Squooshy

If you guys have not yet figured out that my most favorite-est yarn pusher is unquestionably Roxanne at Zen Yarn Garden, then you either haven’t been paying attention or I haven’t been obvious enough.

And if I have not yet enticed you to try one of Roxanne’s yarns or one of her clubs, then I have been remiss in my duties as a blogger and devoted follower of Zen Yarn Garden.

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This month marked the third and final shipment of the Cashmere a la Carte yarn club's first run. It starts again in February (sign-ups are open now!) As I’m sure you know, red is a notoriously difficult color to photograph, and this is no exception

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The “Serenity Worsted” base is 80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere and 10% nylon. It arrived as a double-skeined knot comprised of 400 yards. And Oh My Goodness, does it feel amazing.

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The pictures are reading more red and less maroon than the actual skein. The colorway is called Gothic Rose, and it’s just perfect. Either that, or Roxanne is putting something in the dye that is making me start to like her reds more and more. Don’t laugh – Roxanne’s favorite color is red, so it’s certainly not out of the question.

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Any suggestions for 400 yards of an incredibly soft worsted weight? I feel like this has to be something that’s next to the skin.

6 comments:

Anna said...

A Simple Things shawlette!

I have been thinking about the semi-solid club for a long time...

Donna Lee said...

I've been a member of her art walk sock yarn club forever and I love it. I never know what each painting will inspire in her and since she varies the base yarns, they're all different. I, too, am a Roxanne fan,

Jen said...

Gorgeous color!

MollyBeees said...

OMG! Yarn porn. You can almost feel the texture in your pics. Yummy~!

Catherine said...

3 words: Irish Hiking Scarf :D

SJ said...

That has to be made into something that you'll wear against the skin. Or you could just send it to me. ;-)