Saturday, January 28, 2006

Yarn-y wishlist

This list is for my own reference and will be updated regularly, although any future secret pals, family or friends are certainly welcome to browse through it for gift ideas. :) Since my non-knitting family has no idea how many skeins make up a pair of socks, if I need a specific number of skeins I will note those as well.

Apple Laine yarn (Apple Pie yarn)
50% Superwash Merino, 20% Silk, 20% Kid Mohair, 10% Nylon (would need 2 skeins)
I found this when shopping for my fiber snob pal, and a few days later Wendy from Wendy Knits mentioned it (and showed her finished socks made out of it. They are gorgeous, which cinched its position on my list.) I love the blues and purples, then the pink color family, as well as Blue Jeans and Strawberry Jam. The Loopy Ewe is supposed to start carrying them soon.

Trekking XXL (color 107)
75% wool, 25% nylon, would need one skein
I love many of the colors of Trekking but the 107, which is a pink/green striping sort of yarn. I love pinks and greens (have always been partial to them since my sorority days), and this particular colorway reminds me of an English rose garden.

Elann Baby Silk
80% Baby Alpaca/ 20% Silk
I've been wondering about this yarn for a while but have never gotten around to ordering it. I can't figure out what I would use it on- you can double it up for a worsted weight pattern, or use it as it comes (fingering weight). The color range is nice- lots of yummy reds, blues and purples.

Knitpicks Gloss
70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk (one skein for fingerless mitts or two for socks) I've heard great things about this yarn. I'm not crazy about the pumpkin shade but all the others are pretty.

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