Saturday, 20 June 2009

Banyan: Mardi Gras

My Colinette wools arrived just over a week ago, and they're so lovely that I just had to get going with them straight away. This is Mardi Gras, a hand-dyed, cotton-viscose mix, and I was a little bit nervous about using such a fine and slippery yarn. But it works up really nicely - and surprisingly quickly - and I'm currently making a dress scarf in feather and fan stitch that will eventually be listed on my Zakura store.

Saturday, 6 June 2009


I love Etsy. I really do. I love that you can search the site in a multitude of ways and never be quite sure where you're going to end up. This is what happened to me last night. I was mooching around and decided to visit Iceland (as one does), and that's when I found:

Ooh! Lots of lovely wool! I've been informed that Icelandic wool is soft and lovely to work, and, having looked at the colours available, I'm already formulating patterns in my head...

Friday, 5 June 2009


I couldn't resist, and I've given in to temptation. I've ordered some Colinette Banyan yarn, in Mardi Gras and Lagoon:

I think they'll be perfect for scarves in feather and fan stich - as long as I don't mess up my counting this time!