Saturday, March 21, 2009

Homecoming 2009

Thanks for the kind comments about the Fan Neckwarmer- if anything, it's getting nicer as the yarn gets used to be in the rib pattern and it's lovely and springy if you stretch it a bit.

Anyway, up until very recently all the Scotland Homecoming 2009 venture really meant to me was a cheesy advert on TV with Lulu and Sean Connery etc blue screened onto Scottish scenes, safely tucked away in LA or Marbella or whatever.

Well now it finally means something to me as I have treated myself to some Old Maiden Aunt yarn from the Homecoming range by my friend Tigerlilith.

I wasn't able to get through to her trunk show at K1 yarns Edinburgh so I selected some yummy things from her own online shop.

Suri Alpaca Merino Silk Laceweight in two shades: Fraoch (Heather) and Lon-dubh (Blackbird). I'm delighted with them and I mentally have them used up about a dozen times each for various lace shawls which are circling round my mind.

Aren't they luscious?!
Old Maiden Aunt Homecoming

Old Maiden Aunt Homecoming

The Lon-dubh looks largely grey in that sunny picture, but there's much more subtlety in the shade if you hold it in your hand. Grey>Black>Blue-black with a lovely sheen like the bird's feathers.

Acquiring these lovely wools was one of the reasons why I didn't go to the SECC show this year. x K

1 comment:

Flavaknits said...

Beautiful - I've been admiring them from afar - but I recently bought some yarn/fibre from Lilith so I'm a happy bunny anyhoo!
Enjoy your yarn , can't wait to see it knitted up.