Friday, July 24, 2009
Schaefer Yarn Catch
Some knitting terms are derived from fishing terms so it seems appropriate to call these Schaefer Yarns a Fine Catch! Well, I swore I wasn't going to buy another skein of yarn until after the July 25-31st sale. If Lisa Limber, the rep from Schaefer Yarns hadn't contacted me with the rare opportunity to do a cash & carry purchase, I could have done it. But alas...she called, I succumbed and here we are with a Fine Catch of Heather, Nicole, and Andrea hand-dyed darn-near-edible yarns.
The thing that makes Lisa such a good rep is that she usually matches up these irresistible yarns with great patterns, some of which she has designed herself. Heather, a merino silk blend, is perfect for a Clapotis knit-along, which we'll be doing in August. Lisa has also written this one-skein Heather shoulder wrap pattern that's perfect for Fall nights in San Diego. Andrea, 100% cultivated silk is ideal for this reversible lace scarf which my hands are itching to do.
And then there's the soft merino/nylon hand-dyed sock yarn, Nicole. This pattern, called "Nicole Beaded Band Sock", incorporates seed beads, something Schaefer is known for (remember the Undulating Wave Scarf?). All patterns are free with purchase of the Schaefer Yarn to make the pattern. I could go on, but I know I'd lose you! That's enough for today!