July 01 2011 – thisisknit
It's not all parties and dotey alpacas round here, you know. We also have this: That is (some of) our current stock of Hedgehog Fibres yarn, hand-dyed by Beata in Glanmire in Co. Cork. That pile contains merino sock, silk laceweight, Blue-faced Leicester laceweight and pure cashmere laceweight, and it's even more amazing in real life. Want to see some more? Well, here's the silk lace. The sheen has to be seen to be believed, and you can get an awful lot of knitting delight out of a kilometre: This is the superwash merino sock - practical as well as beautiful: The Blue-faced Leicester is also big yardage: eight hundred metres of loveliness: This is what four hundred metres of pure cashmere laceweight looks like - the softest thing, in stunning saturated colours: And if you're looking for pattern ideas, could we recommend Spring Tuck, designed by our talented colleague Rose Anne? This example of it is made from Hedgehog Blue-faced Leicester. It's a quick, elegant and interesting knit, and it would make a lovely gift either for yourself or someone else: Last night's birthday party was great fun - thank you to everyone who came along and helped us celebrate. We'll tell you all about it soon - promise!