After my blogging procrastination of late it should come as no surprise that I have had loads of ideas for posts but very little time.
I must however, tell you all about the lovely lace weight and 4ply yarn that came in from Fyberspates. It’s been on display in the shop for a fortnight now but I kept forgetting to take photos or the light wasn’t great. Sweeping all of this to one side here it is.
Made from 45% silk & 55% Merino the lace has 1000m per 100g hank and the 4ply/sport has 365m per 100g hank and both completely live up to their name and who doesn’t like a little luxury?
There are books and patterns from Fyberspates too and both yarns work as fantastic substitutes,. I’m actually planning on knitting my Winter is coming Shawl in the gorgeous Deep Chestnut 4ply for the Knitguard KAL on Ravelry.
It seems we’re getting orders in all the time at the moment and I’m struggling slightly to keep up. It’s like Christmas every day though opening sack after sack of gorgeous yarn and patterns.
One of the companies I’ve been looking at stocking for some time now is Bergere De France and this week I took delivery of our first order from them which included the lovely, squidgy yarn Duvetine. Duvetine is chunky yarn with a recommended tension of 12sts to 17 rows when knitted on 6.5mm needles.
Of the 8 shades available I ordered 6 with my particular favourite being the blue/turquoise.
I think I could possibly have fallen in love with the blue because I love this.
In addition to the Duvetine I also ordered a few individual packs of yarns to ‘try out’ before I decide whether to begin stocking them as with many European yarn companies Bergere De France’s yarns are not all standard, which means they will only really work with certain patterns. Talking of patterns I did get a little carried away with ordering patterns, books and magazines from Bergere – purely in the name of research. As many of you may have already seen on the Facebook page I indulged in a few knitting bags and notions purses. I also ordered some of their quirky little buttons but it would seem there’s been a little mix-up with those so they’ll be a little bit delayed.
In addition to the new bits from Bergere there have also been new goodies from Knitpro, Clover and Rico and if that wasn’t enough 19 shades of Cushendale Lace yarn arrived in too. The 1 ball 1 scarf yarn makes an ideal gift to give at Christmas and it’s homegrown too.
I’ve knitted a sample up in ‘Storm’ and it’s on display in the shop, I think the scarves/wrap would look great doubled up in 2 different shades, pop in and have a look if you have the time I guarantee you’ll love it too.