Posts Tagged ‘yarn’

Dream in Color Smooshy - Happy Forest

After a long hiatus I have a burning need to talk about yarn. While I was away I finished my Forest Canopy Shawl in DIC Smooshy. The colorway was Happy Forest, lovely shades of forest greens. (I bought it from The Loopy Ewe actually, my very first purchase from that store)

I am very content with my shawl, and the yarn was a dream to knit with. The name is incredibly fitting, as DIC Smooshy is very smooshy. It is soft and glides through your hands while knitting. I didn’t experience any splitting with this yarn, and there were no knots or other debris in my skein.

I have not made socks yet with this yarn, but it was very fitting to make a shawl, as the 450 yards (411,5 meters) comes in one complete skein. No need to weave in more loose ends than necessary. The colors are really beautiful and blends well into eachother. The yarn is knitted up with a gauge of 6,5 to 8 st per inch, on US size 1 to 3.

My only minus to this yarn is that it bled a little when I washed the finished shawl before blocking. I have read somewhere online that this is to be expexted of greencolored yarns, and it didn’t wash out any of the beautiful colors, they stayed bright and clear after washing.

I will definitely use this yarn again, I have actaually ordered some Dream in Color in the Classy weight that will hopefully arrive this week. So, two big thumbs up from me!

A new Loopy lover

Cherry Tree Hill in the Mardi Gras colorway from <a href=Last friday I turned into a Loopy lover. I got my first order from The Loopy Ewe, and since I turn into a real “Loopy Groupie” when I recieve my sixth order, I will call myself a “Loopy lover” while I wait. I love The Loopy Ewe! Oh my, the package was even better than I hoped for, and the colors, I can’t even describe them. (Good thing I have photos!) The skein on the left is the Cherry Tree Hill in the Mardi Gras colorway.

Thing is, this last week had been a long one. I had a really bad day at work on monday, and on tuesday my boyfriend’s computer blew up, causing a poweroutage, and the rest of the week was just too long. You know when you are just waiting for the weekend? It seemed like it would never come.

Then friday arrived, and I got off early at work. The warm weather already had me in a good mood, but the note in my mailbox telling me I had to pick up my Loopypackage from the postoffice just made my day. Dream in Color in the Happy Forest colorway I also got one skein of Dream in Color in the Happy Forest colorway, seen on the right. I think I will make a Forest Canopy Shawl of this. I downloaded the pattern from Ravelry.com, and it only cost 6.50$. I will gladly pay that for such a good pattern. It explains alot about knitting lace, and since I have only knitted lace socks, an introduction was needed. I can’t wait to get started on that. The last two skeins in my package was ShibuiKnits in the Dragonfly (1605) colorway. I have already rolled up one of those into a ball. It will become socks as soon as the sockbooks I have ordered will arrive. (I am stalking the mailman still)ShibuiKnits in the Dragonfly (1605) colorway It is incredibly soft, and I really can’t wait to cast it on. I have another order coming from the Loopy Ewe already, and other goods will be arriving in my mailbox soon too. The next few weeks will be good mailwise.

I will post about my almost finished 9 to 5 sock later, because this is getting to be a long post, and all I really want to do is knit. For more pichures of the yarn, and also a photo of the handwritten (!) note Sheri of the Loopy Ewe sent, go to my Flickr site.

Hope you guys had a great weekend, I am still looking for a name for my Etsy store, check out this blog post to help me out.