Sunday, May 2, 2010

What a Yarn

I have thought about this subject nearly all day and have unpacked a good deal of my stash in search of the yarn that makes my heart flutter and they all do. I just love yarn and have found it particularly difficult to choose just one. I do however keep going back to the same few yarns in my stash - they are all hand dyed and hand spun.

If you've been reading my blog, you will know that I am a fairly new spinner and have been spinning yarn for just over half a year now. I love spinning and at the moment my favourite yarns are the ones I have spun using Lexi Boeger's book for inspiration.

The reasons I favour them so are:
a. They are all very different from any yarn available in the shops.
b. Each skein is unique - there is not another one the same anywhere
c. They are all made using natural fibres and are so very soft
d. I made them - for me and therefore they are just the perfect yarn for me :)

Coiled yarn

Granny Stacks

Multi colour



I have so enjoyed taking part in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2010  - Thank you to everyone who has visited here this week.


  1. What gorgeous handspun and such cheerful colours :D Intertwined is an amazingly inspirational book.

  2. OMG those are beautiful!

  3. These are just gorgeous! Am loving all your tutorials. WIll have to work on my knitting skills before i try anything! xo m.

  4. Amazing yarns Dana, do you think you'll get round to spinning some for retail. If so please let me know.


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