Thursday, March 31, 2005

Covet central

So, I head over to my fave little LYS with Carol (you remember Will's girlfriend, right?) in tow a few days ago, and saw the most amazing yarn. It's made out of...get this...100% Bamboo. But it's super soft! It feels kinda like a mix of cotton and silk. Plus it has this cool glossy look to it. I checked the Lettuce Knit newsletter, and she said that she got 31 different colours in (hello, Baskin Robbins!). They're all dyed using chemical-free dying too. The company is called Alchemy Yarns of Transformation, and I totally wanted to buy some. They have a pattern for a tank top that takes 4-7 skeins depending on size (I that would probably be 4-5 skeins for me). So, what's stopping me? The price. The introductory price is $24/skein. I'm wondering if that means that the price will go up the next time she orders it.

In other news, Carol bought a pattern for a felted handbag (Bags by Mags) and the yarn for it while we were on our little excursion. The pattern looks really cool, and I can't wait to see how the finished product looks!

9 comments:

Adrienne said...

Mmm, Alchemy! I am in love with their Silk Purse yarn, except that I can't afford to make anything from it. I very briefly considered using their Synchronicity yarn for Clapotis, but then it would have cost me $100+. Ah well. Someday when I win the lottery. =P

I didn't know that Carol knits, very cool. When she finishes the bag see if she'll allow you to post pictures of it! =)

Karen said...

I'll be sure to let Carol know that we're interested in seeing her finished bag.

So, I guess Alchemy yarns are just always expensive, huh? Oh well...it was nice to just pet the Bamboo yarn for a bit.

Adrienne said...

Yeah, Alchemy is one of those break-the-bank yarns (well, at least at our current salary levels =P). I have a skein of their wool/mohair blend though, that I think was around $9, so they do have some cheaper yarns if you love the colours. But nothing beats the silk/merino/bamboo stuff for pet-ability. =)

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