Friday, May 19, 2006

New yarns

I ordered some yarns from new online yarn shop, that was before I found out I can go home to my parents this summer, if I would have known I could have saved quite a lot of money to buy more yarn from the postal expenses. But, ah what is done is done.

Novita Neli Raita (the blu and pink colored skeins) - my daughters sweater for the fall.
Katia Jamaica (fuxia-turquoise-brownish-orange) - new Clapotis (as I mentioned before in one post, the first one I gave to my mother, for she wears bold-deep colors)
Katia Jamaica (green, red, orange, brown) - I have 2 skeins, 200 gr (3 1/2 oz) and app. 400 m (438 yds), any ideas what it might become?
Novita 7veljestä Jätti Raita for socks.

As you can see, I haven't seen many stripy yarns on sale in these parts of the world.


uhoava gnu said...

I'm surprised to see Finnish yarn in your blog! Wow, it's great how internet makes it all global! If you want to check the website of the Finnish yarn company, it's this: .
Though, I have to warn you not to knit SOCKS of that yarn - I'm afraid the quality has gone worse :(

uhoava gnu said...

Hi! Thanks for your visit in my blog, too :)
With this yarn I'd knit mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters or something that doesn't have to be as durable as socks. Legwarmers with these stripes would be wonderful!
I don't know how it works with this yarn, but I have often knit some sewing machine thread with sock yarn to make it stronger. Maybe it would work?
You could also check this cardigan: