Show and Tell day today and I have to confess to some shopping…
I was looking around the other day for some good value yarn for a project that I will tell a little more about on Wednesday, but here is a sneak preview:
It is two ply, jumper yarn (knits as 4ply) from Jamieson & Smith in Lerwick.Â The colour is rather nicer than I managed to show in this photograph.
But that yarn is not today’s show and tell… this is what I have to show you:
While I was at the Jamieson & Smith website I discovered that they sell tops and that they sell them at a very attractive price!Â Not only that, they offer sample packs.Â What is a girl to do?Â Of course — get a hold of those samples!
The natural pack consists of 25g each of five different colours and costs a paltry Â£3.58.
The dyed pack weighs 350 g and has samples of 14 colours — it will set you back a whole Â£7.50.
The blended colours appeal to me more than the flat ones.
That is the show part, should I now tell you what I plan to do with them?Â That is a bit difficult, because I had no plan in mind when I bought them.Â I may spin some of them for weaving practice but I have a little something special in mind for the natural colours, and I think I shall be felting with them.
(For future reference — for mine as much as yours — the naturals sell at Â£7.66 for 500g and the colours are Â£6 for 250g or Â£20 for a kilo.)