Monday, 1 December 2014

YARN, YARN, YARN......














Well, there's not been n awful lot of knitting or crocheting going on chez Snoops' this last week or two. It's been mega busy, both at school and at home. But, I must drop by to show you some scrummy new yarns that have come my way. 

First up is the November instalment of Knitspot's 'Purple Passion Club'. It's a gorgeous 4ply sock yarn; a 75% Corriedale and 25% nylon mix. Such gorgeous colours!


 Much of the home busy....ness of the last couple of weeks, has been down to the younger `Miss Snoops arriving back home after working and travelling abroad for the last nine months. It's really good to have back in the UK. After a week at home, she has now relocated back to London, where she is based.


She brought me two lovely skeins of New Zealand reared and dyed yarn. Above and below are photos of the gorgeous 4ply merino. I love the colour mix!


Then there is this little beauty; a mix of merino and possum. This yarn never looks amazing until it has been worked and then washed. A magical transformation then takes place as it just blooms! I can't wait to use it. It will probably become a warm and cosy cowl!


I have had a few quite moments when I've picked up my needles or hook, so hopefully there will be a finished and edged Seaside Blanket to show you next time and maybe a pair of completed 'Mind the Gap' socks for the elder Miss Snoops. Fingers crossed!

8 comments:

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Love that purple and ochre colour mix and I'm sure once you get knitting with it the result will be fantastic.
I do hope Oscar has had time to play outdoors as the weather changes...
Susan x

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous collection of yarn, makes me want to go out and buy some for myself - which would be wrong as I am still rediscovering my stash after the move.

josiekitten said...

Love the yarns from NZ, what a lovely surprise!! xxx

Mitch and Molly said...

What beautiful yarns! We can't wait to see finished projects!

nerospost said...

Hi Ros! Beautiful yarns and so delicious colours! I may need small change on my colour palet as I love to see darker autumn colours. Hugs! x Teje

melissa said...

oooooh gorgeous!! can't wait to see what beauties you knit up!

Willow said...

Seaside Blanket! Can't wait to see it! There is nothing better than the gift of yummy yarns!

Sarah said...

All lovely yarn! I am interested that you have a possum mix yarn. It looks very soft and fluffy. A bit mohairish. Hope all the Christmas preparations at school are going well. THis week I have been rehearsing with various groups of children in various places-and being very glad it is not me running it! It has been fun though and I have heard some great singing and some brilliant narrating today.