When I asked Natalie(of The Yarn Yard) if she’d like to supply yarn for one of the patterns in Whimsical Little Knits 2 she was happy to help, and offered to dye any colours I liked. Well I couldn’t resist and offer like that so I went on a search for samples of just the right colours. I tried paint chips, but they weren’t clear enough, so I ended up rummaging around my studio gathering up scraps of yarn and fabric until I found just what I was looking for in my box of threads. I sent them off to Natalie and this morning Sarah, who lives near her, dropped off a whole pile of yarn. 2 skeins perfectly matching the cotton reels I sent and some other colours to play with.
Although she only received this base yarn, Clan, recently, Natalie sent me a sample a little while ago so that I could play with it and swatch. I really love how crisp it is and it bloomed nicely when washed without losing any of that wonderful definition.
Want to try some for yourself, Natalie’s running a rather interesting new yarn club and signups close at midnight tonight (GMT), better hurry! I’m off to knit my mittens.
Congratulations to our Glenmore KAL prize winners! If you're still working on your Glenmore this blog series will stay up, so you can refer back to the tutorial for any section as you knit at your own pace. For inspiration and motivation check out all the lovely Glenmore projects here.