I've acquired a few new skeins of yarn just recently so I thought I'd share them with you.
I started watching the Wey Aye Let's Knit podcast a while ago and also joined the Ravelry group. I'm glad I did because I was introduced to The Yarn Tart, a range of yarn which is hand dyed by Julie who hosts the podcast. When she announced in her Ravelry group that she was having a sale on her yarn I headed over to her shop, Suffolk Socks, and snagged myself some bargains.
Both skeins are 4ply high twist superwash merino/nylon, so will be ideal for socks. The greeny coloured one is called Playground Politics and I don't remember knitting with anything in a similar colour before, there's quite a few other colours mingled in with the green so it will be interesting to see how it knits up. Oh La La is my favourite of the two, this is creams, yellows and oranges but there's also speckles of purple in there too.
Whilst placing an order I decided to add some Grundl Hot Socks Rubin yarn to the basket. I've never used this yarn before but I've heard other people mention it and I have to say that it's so soft. It's made up of 50% superwash merino, 25% bamboo and 25% polyamide. It's the yarn that I'm knitting one of the pairs of socks in which I talked about in my On The Needles post.
The other yarn which has come into my possession is from Giddy Yarns. Helen has a Flower Fairies yarn club running this year, inspired by Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies, and the inspiration behind the February yarn was the Primrose Fairy. Now anyone who knows me knows that I love primroses so I really couldn't resist this yarn. The idea behind this club is that you purchase the yarn in advance without actually seeing it dyed up, all you know is what the yarn will be inspired by and you leave the rest up to Helen. I love this idea of having a surprise. The order was placed back in December and the yarn was sent out at the end of January.
I think Helen's got the colours just right, that pale lemon and green, with the odd speckle, beautiful.
I just cannot place an order without something else catching my eye so as well as the Flower Fairies yarn, two other skeins were also added to my basket.
The yarn on the left is called Eleven. Helen has some Stranger Things, a Netflix series, inspired yarn for sale at the moment and though I've never seen this programme I really liked these colours. Sold as a sock set, there's a 50g skein and a 20g contrasting skein for the heels and toes. Regeneration is the name of the yarn on the right and I'm sure that any Dr Who fan will know the inspiration behind this one. The colours in this just pop, it will be such fun to knit with.
I'm very pleased with all my recent purchases but I really need to curtail my yarn buying for a while now whilst I knit up some of what I've already got, I just hope that nothing else catches my eye in the near future.