Tuesday, 25 September 2007

yarn porning, i mean sourcing

I took a trip to Romni's on sunday to pet and rate the new yarns comming in for fall. And to get a gist of the color schemes being produced as I'm going to start some knit-for-profit hats/scarves this season. I pet and took notes till they kicked me out to close the store. I fell in love with so many, but three stood out for practical uses. 1. Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran My ever growing love for this brand exploded when I saw the Rialto Aran in this color combination. It's an extra-fine merino that is said to have a crisp stitch definition and drapes beautifully. For a better color estimate click here: http://yarn.com/webs/0/0/0/0-1001-1294-1323/0/0/4240/ 2. Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran: So incredibly soft. I'd knit a pillow case out of this it's so damn soft. A mixture of silk and cashmere softens the 85% woolen base. it's pallette is modern and has lots of darker colors- perhaps to break boyfriend sweater curse? I love the colorway names, very relaxing. my picks: Venetian Quartz Temple Meadow 3. Miski Yarns - Miski I can see tons of hats being made out of this. The colors are so vibrant, in store. The teal blue practically screams look at me. It's not the softest, but for hats it will do warmth wise. 100% Baby Lama and a link to the color card, here. Toby took some nice photos while we were there as well....checkiddoooouuuut.

6 comments:

Kim said...

Well, it is obvious why you stayed until you were forced to leave--- beautiful yarns!

Clare said...

ha! I'm in toronto too and I work just down the street from romni. I think they think I'm nuts b/c every couple of days I decide to spend my lunch break in there - mostly just petting. did you also notice the new jo sharp aran tweed? so fun!! (I'm on a big tweed kick)

Team Knit ! said...

kim if you've ever been to Romni's you know it's like tempting fate when you cross the doors. I could litterally spend hours and hours more there.

Clare: YES! OMG, YES! I forgot about that vein. I'm on a buying tweed kick, not so much making things from it yet. Of the aran tweeds, Jo Sharp is super PRO. I want to make hats out of the tartan, enamel and posy. Such great colors.

Have you ever seen the Rowan spun tweed dk? Effin gorgeous. I picked up two skeins fron the basement for a redic price. Not sure what to do with it though. It's more of a sport than a dk too.

elizabeth marley said...

I love the Rialto Aran. I'm not sure it's sweater material, but it would definitely make a luscious scarf.

Team Knit ! said...

elizabeth, granted it would make a quick sweater.... lol
jsun

Anonymous said...

ps jo sharp silkroad aran is on sale at knitomatic for $7 a ball!