Sunday, May 2, 2010

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week-Day 7

"There’s one love that we all share: yarn. Blog about a particular yarn you have used in the past or own in your stash, or perhaps one that you covet from afar. If it is a yarn you have used you could show the project that you used it for, perhaps writing a mini ‘review’. Perhaps, instead, you pine for the feel of the almost mythical qiviut? You could explore and research the raw material and manufacturing process if you were feeling investigative."

Yarn. I heart yarn. I would love to use the "mythical qiviut" It is suppose to be one of the softest fibers around. (it is from bison. It is not sheared it has to be picked after the bison shed it. Very labor intensive)

OK how about for the real world. I love me some STR. Socks That Rocks yarn from Blue Moon. Wonderful stuff. I would love to make a sweater out of it one day. It is a little pricey.
dragon dance
But the colors!
sock monkey yarn
knitters without borders

Oh the possibilities!

=)

3 comments:

SDQuilter said...

I am still working on the bison, you would think out of all the people I know, all over the state, someone could help us out.....

Mereknits said...

I have some quivet, a gift from my husband after we visited Alaska. It is so precious I am scared to use it. Love your sock yarn.

AlisonH said...

Qiviut is from the Alaskan musk ox; I'm actually (finally) knitting some right now that my friend Rachel spun up for me. It is softer than even buffalo yarn.

I had to get over my fear of not getting it perfectly right the first time with something so delicate.

That Blue Moon looks like great fun to play with!