Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Happiness

Somedays you wake up and just feel happy.  Today happens to be one of those days. After a great nights' slumber following 2 nights of little or no sleep, I  awoke to the sunshine with thoughts of knitting on my mind. 

I am currently knitting a small shawl pattern called 198 yds. of Heaven by Christy Verity.  It is a simple lace pattern suggested for worsted weight but will look great in any weight, I think.  I am using Rowan Summer Tweed and am enjoying the journey.

As you know, I knit (ha, ha).  In order to knit I need some oh so fabulous yarn.  Ok, I don't need fabulous but hey . . .  I have been shopping a bit and found some yarns and notions that I are quite wonderful.  There are some great commercial yarns out there and great sources to get them from.  There are also some great internet shops and indie artisans that are worth mentioning as well.  I have some in my stash that are making me wish I had 8 hands to have 4 projects going at once.  I will probably be talking about them here from time to time.

There are a few yarns that I adore-and-drool-over-and-go-after-and-have-and-love-and-debate-whether-to-use-or-just-cuddle-or-just-display.  This is happens everytime I go to my stash.

One of my new favs is Great Northern Yarns .

They are the only distributor of Mink Cashmere yarn. It is a top dyed, 70% mink, 30% cashmere yarn  so the depth of color is in a word, Amazing.  
The first photo is the Natural, the second is the color Radient Purple. It is a luscious, yarn that blooms while you knit with it and further blooms after soak and blocking into something amazing. 
For those concerned for the minks that are used, please read the information on the website and contact them with any questions. Craig, the owner is very knowledgeable and friendly. He are currently debuting a new 100% Cashmere yarn in DK and lace weights that I see in my future. 

I am considering making these Almeara gloves .  What do you think?



  1. Yes! Make those mitts with the mink yarn. How luxurious! Can you imagine? It could be 100 F outside, and you'd still feel glamorous wearing them. :)

    Keep those happy days coming!