Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Saturday, 1 October 2011
One of the best things about being in our shop is seeing the beautiful projects that our talented customers produce. Every so often we see one which takes our breath away.
This was most definitely one of those occasions. When Claire pulled this stunning shawl out of her bag I was blown away. I could hardly speak but my first question was, what is this yarn?
The picture doesn't do justice to the soft mohair effect with gentle sparkles in the red and the perfect striping.
Of course, the striping is from 2 balls of Noro Sekku, only Noro can give effortless beautiful colour stripes.
The extra special, breathtaking quality came from blending with kidsilk haze! Not just a colour wash throughout but lovingly changing colours of kidsilk to compliment and match the changing colours of the Noro laceweight. The soft sparkle? From an old ball of kidsilk night.
This illustrates the importance of your wool stash. Never underestimate how much you need to hang onto those special bits and pieces of yarn. One day you will have a brilliant idea and bingo!