Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Something to smile about.

Although I am focusing on the basics for the shop and haven't ordered anything this "funky" I thought I just had to share. This is the packaging for a German yarn called Rellana Hair.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


?? Tencel - I was recently asked if I had researched how it is made. It is touted as an eco fiber, but is it? Here's a little more info: "Tencel is made from wood pulp that is spun down to make the fiber. The process boasts environmental claims as the pulp that is harvested comes from tree farms that are continuously replanted and the spinning process uses non-toxic solvents." I suppose it is then up to the dyers to carry forth eco-friendly practices.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

On Order

Today I placed an order for some Malabrigo Twist and here is one of the wonderful hand-dyed colorways. The skeins are 100g with 150 yards. The gauge is 3.5 to 4.5 st per inch on 8.5 to 11 needle.

This yarn has more twist than their well known worsted (thus the name) and is more resistant to the "fuzz factor".

Malabrigo can take 5 weeks to ship to I'm crossing my fingers that I will have it soon!