Recently launched yarns and the I Love Yarn Day celebration!
This week I saw at Facebook a note about the I Love Yarn Day next October 14. I had no idea that there was actually a day for loving yarn and it made me laugh because I tend to celebrate yarn every day when I’m at the computer or just dropping by my LYS!
The Craft Yarn Council is suggesting something bigger than that! The idea is to engage people to celebrate yarn trough teaching somebody to knit or crochet, doing something for charity, giving yarn as a gift, knitting or crocheting in public and so on.
Knitting and Crocheting in my life are connected with the loving memory of my grandma Bernadette and her sister, Alice. When I was just a kid one of my favorite thing was to do tapestry with grandma Berna and watch her able hands with the crochet hook. My auntie Alice was the most admirable and realistic embroiderer. Actually, I’m blessed to have a guardian angel embroidered by her in my bedroom. Another treasure is a big and comfortable hand embroidered shawl that I wrap myself with it, when I need to feel connected with the inner strength of the women from the family. Through the passing years and as I knit a little bit here and there, I have the sensation that I received the most valuable inheritance. To validate this preciousness, I have to share something about knitting – not only with my beloved daughter – but with anyone that shows interest in it. It’s an outward movement, with the most beautiful things that I can offer….just like my grandma and her sister taught me!
Because the subject is beauty, I feel compelled to talk about two tremendous yarns in order to open season of the yarn celebration!
Like it is written on Simply Socks Yarn Company’s email, it sounds like we are in a fairy tale with the new yarn released by Lorna’s Lace: the Solemate. This sock yarn is made with superwash merino, nylon and Outlast – “a fiber developed by NASA that interacts with body’s microclimate to moderate temperature from being too hot or too cold”! The colors are stunning and the yarn touch is pretty soft. I’m positive that Solemate will be the first from a whole new yarn generation!
Eyre Light is one more spectacular yarn from Madelinetosh. Made with 60% merino wool, 20% silk and 20% baby alpaca, the final result is a perfectly blended yarn (like all yarns from the brand) and very soft. The colors Hanami (an intriguing color between burgundy and light bluish grey mix) and Folklore (that looks like the perfect balance between a kind of purple, dark green and dark grey) are one more demonstration of the brand’s color expertise! What a beautiful thing!
Peace, Knit and Love, Paula.