Monday, 19 August 2013

A yarn about yarn

So being a knitter I love yarn, I love yarn shops, I even like looking online for yarn, there is just something about these squidgy balls that I love. It might be the excitement of seeing how it knits up or what I'll make with it, I don't know I just know I love it and that I have far more than I'll ever need!

I thought I would have a bit of a chat about the different yarns I'm using just now for my wips. First up is my tie top. The yarn for this is by Rowan and is called Lenpur Linen, the colour shade is stone. Its quite nice to work with but it does split so you have to be careful, I think also because I'm using quite small needles it makes it more tricky. It knits up lovely though and will be really nice to wear when its finished. I would use this yarn again for other projects.

Next up is the baby blanket. This yarn is lovely its so soft and yummy. I am using three different shades of the same yarn for the blanket. A lovely lemon shade, a snow white and a lemon with a sparkle. They are all by stylecraft and called wondersoft. It really is yummy baby yarn. This yarn is really lovely and easy to work with and as the blanket is in garter stitch its just a really lovely project! (Sorry for the excessive use of the word lovely but there is just no better way to describe it, it really is lovely, just lovely!)

Now onto the circular, this yarn is super chunky and warm, perfect for scarves and hats. The colour of this yarn is a oatmeal colour which just makes the knitting look even warmer. The yarn is by King Cole and again is good to work with. It is quite warm to sit under which would be my only complaint but that isn't helped by the nice weather we have been having.

That about sums up the yarn I'm using just now. I have 2 other wips that I'm working on at the moment which I'll post about on Wednesday so maybe next Monday I'll do another yarn about yarn post.

I'd love to know if you've used any of these yarns and what you thought of them. Also if you just want to share which yarns you're using just now, or have a recommendation I'd love to hear it!

Happy knitting


  1. Oh a lovely yarny post! Thank you for the recommendations :)

    I mainly stick to stylecraft or sirdar for projects, for the costs sadly.

    Though I have used Debbie Bliss Cashmere and it is lovely! I have dabbled with a lot of different ones on singular occasions but nothing sticks in my mind.

  2. Yay! Another craft blog to follow! I love blogs like yours so I will be following. I have recently started knitting after a baby also!

  3. I like to crochet and even though I don't do it all that often I just love yarn as well. It was lovely reading of all your wips, they sound fantastic, thank you for sharing

  4. I don't know much about yarn except that I adore the colours and often visit the wool aisle in Lincraft even though I have no good reason to be there!!! x