Last week saw some new yarn arrivals at MAE! My favorite is the Kid Lin from Louet. A linen/kid mohair mix with fabulous drape and body. How do I know this? They sent a sample. A lovely capelet with a bit of a frill edging. I haven’t knit with it yet, but it is on the list, and not too far off the top!
This is our second yarn from Louet, we also received their MerLin recently. We have several blends with linen right now – Creative Focus Linen (linen and cotton worsted), Pima Lino (linen and cotton laceweight), Soft Linen (merino, alpaca and linen) as well as the Louets.
Linen is a bast fibre and is created from the long leaves of the flax plant. It is one of the coolest and most breathable of the fibre’s available for summer knitting. It drapes and moves with the body.
Mad about Ewe saw quite a few visitors last week. Sue and the “Serious” knitters from Qualicum came to visit last week. They hang out at Serious coffee in Qualicum.
Sue brought in her Cirton Shawl to show.
Brenda popped by to show her Koigu shawl. She knit the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West, a free pattern on Ravelry. Brenda added a pretty Picot edging to the shawl for a feminine touch. Another one of my favorite yarns! So much yarn, so little time.
Joyce shared her excitement at finishing her Lacy Diamond Shawl. This has been a labour of love. It is so wonderful when a long term project is finished.
It once took me 7 years to finish a sweater. It was a pick-up and put-down project and I wasn’t really sure if I liked it. Now I Love It. What is your longest term project?