Anyway, these are some of the nicest yarns I've ever had. I'm actually kind of nervous to use them because I'm afraid I won't do them justice and whatever I make won't stand up to the integrity of the yarn itself. Ah, the burdens of being a crafter!
Another challenge is that I have relatively limited amounts of each yarn, really only enough to make a hat and/or mittens in each. Or maybe a relatively short and narrow scarf. Mom wants me to make something for her combining the purple and neutral ones (2nd and 3rd photos below) but a) she doesn't like/want anything that I can make with this amount of yarn and b) I'm not crazy about that color combination. I don't think it looks bad, per say, but it doesn't really look good either. Perhaps because each yarn is so rich on its own, putting them together dampens the effect rather than making them looking better. I'm going to my local yarn store this weekend for suggestions of what to do with it and to see if they have any other yarn I can combine it with to provide more yardage. So we shall see... Stay tuned to see what I create!
|I was a dummy and threw away the label for this one before noting the materials, but I assume it's similar to the others. I think I'm going to make a hat for myself with it - I have about 50 yards.|
|Grey alpaca and grey fine wool - 210 yards|
|Natural indigo with rainbow wools - 160 yards|
You can see the spinning website here (personally, I don't think the website's so good, but she has some nice yarn so...). The farm is Wauka Valley - there's also a link to it on the spinning wesbite.