Tag: merino

May 22, 2009 /

The yarn which was ordered from Uruguay via Etsy on 3rd May, with a 30 day delivery estimate, arrived this morning. The quality looks good – think Malabrigo, but fine and even. It’s not all that fine, considering the length 950 yards to 50 gms – it’s a lofty single, soft spun.

The disappointing part was the colour

February 13, 2009 /

Newly arrived from Copperpot on Etsy – 8ozs of Merino Fibre in “Mango Berry” blend.

This is very much for me. I previously spun a Copeprpot Merino top in Torch Island and knitted my mate a “Noro Hat”. In the recent gales I discovered what a very cosy hat that is …

…I thought I’d make myself one…

December 23, 2008 /

New today from Colourmart – Baby Merino 4ply in “Rustic”. One cone of 300 gms – 3/15NM – Baby Merino 4ply in “Rustic”. One cone of 300 gms – 3/15NM – gving 1,650 yards (2,450 yards per lb) Price: £11.17 incl p&p.

The colour is rich and deep and the feel is soft and sproingy even though the wool is still oiled…