Colours of my life

I know that I intended to minimise my yarn purchases that year, but in recent months I have used up so much of my stash and completed a UFO that had been sitting around for ages, that I have succumbed. I know, I know, I’m weak! Anyway, you are not interested in my guilt, you are interested in the lovely yarn that I bought…

Following my visit to the Colinette shop before its closure earlier this year, I have been thinking a lot about textured yarn. Normally I’m not keen on fancy yarns (or fashion yarns as they are sometimes called) – I generally like to work with good old wool with a nice even ply. However, Colinette’s range combines beautiful colours and interesting textures and I started thinking that I would like to work with that combination, and having had the opportunity to handle their yarns, I decided to give it a go. Now I acknowledge that I might hate working with some of this, but nevertheless I have bought myself an Arizona Dream kit, from which to make a throw (afghan). I selected the colourway ‘Lone Star’, but there are several patterns that I could follow (all included with the kit). I haven’t even decided yet whether to knit or crochet it.

For the time being I’m just gazing on the glorious colours and stroking the yarn…

There’s cotton, mohair, viscose, wool and a fascinating bouclé yarn that’s probably going to be a nightmare to work with. You never know, maybe this will be the start of a love affair with textured yarn!

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  1. What I think, I think we need to see pictures of that UFO and where you gonna take it! Lovely yarn, that’s worthwhile guilt. 😉

  2. Ann Pole

     /  March 24, 2016

    What beautiful colours!

  3. You may hate the process of working into something but you will most likely enjoy the end product of those gorgeous colors! No one can fault you for that choice.

  4. I cannot wait to see what you do with this luscious stuff. I really like the unpredictable patterns variegated yarn produces. Soldier on! 🙂

  5. Had I seen that combination I would have emptied out the bank account to amass as much of it into my care as possible. An acquisition nightmare!! It is just stunning and I would want to wear it – I love the textures and the possibilities – you will be happy with whatever comes off the hook or needles I’m sure. Please post process photos 🙂 ❤

  6. Lovely yarn, and that song title brought back memories too……

  7. All my favorite colors, and how beautiful they are together. Set that guilt aside and have fun. They look soft and inviting, too. I’m with Pauline: please post process pictures.

  8. Just gorgeous. I am guilty of buying yarn I have absolutely no plan for and no immediate intention (or capability) of doing anything with, just because it’s a beautiful colour and it feels nice. At least you’ll DO something with yours! Mine just sits….

  9. A really nice colourway Jan.I’m sure the different textures will make the finished product unique.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

  10. Wow–I think you HAD to have this! It’ll be interesting to hear what you think when you start actually working with it but the colors are glorious (and I was waiting to see what Pauline said in her comment–I *knew* those colors would speak to her!)


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