My 2016 yarn diet has been well documented. I am fully intending not to buy any yarn unless I’m abroad or spending a voucher I’ve been given during 2016. As I’ve said before my stash is large and I’d like to get it a little more under control!
So, although I did have a little splash out in Amsterdam, you can imagine my real joy when I heard I had won an Instagram giveaway! I just love owning yarn, as much for its own sake as what I can make with it!
I haven’t been following Yan-Tan-Tethera Yarns (@yantantetherayarns) for long, but her colours are GLORIOUS and the giveaway gifts were fabulous. They’re all pictured below. A really thoughtful selection of yarn, notions and treats!
The blue skein is 70% Bluefaced Leicester, 20% silk and 10% cashmere! I feels so soft and luxurious. And the colour is a delightful semi solid, rich in some places, paler in others. I can’t wait to cast on with this, it’s destined to be a really lovely beaded shawl.
I had expected to love the other skein best as I adore blue, but there’s something about this combination of colours that just makes my heart sing. I keep smooshing it too! This one is a sock yarn with 20% nylon and 5% sparkle! It’s called ‘Star Struck’. Well I am with this yarn. No plans for it yet. This is a skein to savour.