Big fat Webs order

New Webs order, yum! Blew enough to qualify for the 25% off discount.

There’s a bag of Berocco Pleasure (66% Angora/29% Merino Wool/5% Nylon $59.99/$44.99 after discount for a bag of 10 50g balls). It’s a chainette yarn, which will hopefully minimize shedding. I got navy, to match the 3 balls I ordered and really liked a few months ago. I also ordered a bag of gorgeous fushia, but apparently it sold out, so I didn’t get it. This will become a slutty fitted ribbed sweater.

6 balls of Berkshire ($4.99/$3.75 after discount for 100g ball) in wine and blue ming; 5 balls each in burgundy (which is a rich red, washy as that looks) and charcoal (almost black). I really like the Berkshire. It looks like Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride, but it’s 85% wool/15% alpaca, so the hairy part of it isn’t itchy. I love the way Lamb’s Pride looks, but ‘m really sensitive to mohair, so that’s exciting to me. It’s also a little less dense than Lamb’s Pride. The colors are rich (there’s kind of a crappy lack of good browns, though) & the stuff’s cheap, as little as $3.75/100g with the discounts). I’m using the wine for my stitch sampler swatch poncho. (I had specific plans for the others when I ordered, but I promptly forgot them. I need to keep a running list of plans for yarn. I’m always forgetting my plans.) The yarn is springy with great stitch definition. It gets softer and drapier with washing.2 balls of Opulent FX, a carry-along that has a thread with tufts of spongy with glitter ($2/50g ball). No specific plans, but for $2, I couldn’t resist.

1 ball of Karaoke (50/50 wool/bamboo, $9/$6.75 after discount), which I returned–I liked the yarn itself, but the color was too dull.

1 cone of Brora Softspun (100% wool, $12/lb. It really does soften with washing, but the color is dishwater–I figure I’ll salvage it by dying it blue & rich brown). I’m thinking I’ll wind huge hanks over a couple of chairs spaced a few feet apart, then space-dye it so that it stripes.

1 cone of Higland Tweed in Cardinal (100% wool, $12/lb, scratchy enough that I won’t buy it again, but it was cheap enough not to grouse too much–I’m still psyched about knitting a sweater with a continuous thread; maybe I’ll use it for a top-down raglan to be worn over a shirt); and some wool wash.

Plus, a grab bag! It’s the $99 5-bag grab bag, so we’ll call them $20/bag, or $2/ball. Technically, it’s $1.90/ball, since the 501 had 12 balls.

(Note to self: take future pictures of yarn on white background. Red doesn’t exactly help the color accuracy…)

10 50g balls K1C2 Angora Soft (45% Nylon/40% Viscose/15% Angora). Great yarn. it’s actually sort of a pale green chainette. I may well dye this, too. Here it is swatched. it has a lovely drape & will make a pretty spring or summer something.

10 50g balls of Dive Cotton Club (60/40 cotton/acrylic). Hate the color, love the yarn. I’ll dye it.I’m generally into cotton blends, which lighten the yarn and make it smoother/less sheddy. This one’s a Chunky cotton that’s light and smooth, not quite as resilient as Reynolds Cabana (a favorite), but in the same neighborhood.  

10 50g balls of Dive Cotton Club (60/40 cotton/acrylic). Hate the color, love the yarn. I’ll dye it.I’m generally into cotton blends, which lighten the yarn and make it smoother/less sheddy. This one’s a Chunky cotton that’s light and smooth, not quite as resilient as Reynolds Cabana (a favorite), but in the same neighborhood.2 50g balls Filatura de Crosa 501 (100% wool), in a rich, dark purple. Not a purple girl by nature, but this is a lovely color. Should make a nice classic sweater.

10 balls Classic Elite TwoTwo (100% highland wool). Nice chunky classic yarn. Will dye.

10 balls Classic Elite Isabella (70% cotton, 30% acrylic), nice neutra marled. I might dye, might keep as-is.

I wasn’t happy with the colors, but was very well pleased with the yarn. I think a good part of my problem was that I gave too many variables in my request (you can pretty please the grab bags & they’ll try to accomodate you). Next time I’ll say I like natural fibers, classic yarn (not novelty), and dark or bright colors.

  • Gwen Maw says:

    Hi – Your Classic Elite Isabella – I’m looking for 3-4 skeins of color # 6257. Doesn’t sound like that’s the color you got (it’s blue, peach, mauve, etc), but if it happens to be, would you consider selling some? Thanks, Gwen

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