Tuesday, December 14, 2010

For the Love of Wool



After months of drooling over the amazing yarns in Keya's shop, I finally broke down and made a purchase from Zibeline Knits.  Don't you love her labels?  The top yarn is a sock weight yarn called Marina.  I plan on knitting a scarf, hat, and socks for Kenny from them after the holidays.

Love the colors...


And this one is called Spring Garden.  I am swooning over it.  I love the combination of the yellow and deep periwinkle blue.  The wool came straight from the sheep, then she spun it and dyed it.  This type of thick and thin yarn is my favorite... they produce such beautiful textures.


When I was done winding it into a ball that I could knit with, I noticed my hands had a fine layer of lanolin on them.  I wish I could afford to knit with such pure wool all the time.

It will probably become a scarf sometime after the holidays, although I'm still thinking about it.  At this point, my craft room is stacked with Christmas gift projects.  I hope to post an update on those in the next couple days - it'll probably make for a long post.  :)

6 comments:

Samantha said...

Love these! Now I'm drooling and daydreaming over the beautiful colors in her shop.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I just want to run my fingers through that Spring Garden yarn!

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

Beautiful. Can't wait to see what you create with her creations!

Zibeline Knits said...

Wow! That Marina really looks fantastic in your top picture! Thanks so much for posting about my yarns. Absolutely glad that you love them!

here we are together said...

ooh,the colours on these are amazing! I've been knitting with more creme & brown recently, but your pictures make me want to buy some colourful yarn!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

That Spring yarn is gorgeous! I love the colors too! And the yarn for Kenny's scarf, etc. is going to look so cute on him. Take pics for us!
Best,
Gloria