Friday, July 8, 2016

Yarn & Roses

On my recent trip to Galena I brought back three yarns
that I didn't already have in my stash.
Of the three I have only worked with one so far;
the Song by Classic Elite Yarns.
It's the perfect fiber blend of 50% Cotton, 50% Wool
with a gauge of 5 1/2 sts/inch on size US 4-5 (3.5-3.75mm) needles.
Each 50 gram skein has a yardage of 110.
I absolutely love this yarn!
It has the softness you expect from cotton,
the stitch definition you expect from both cotton and wool,
and the perfect amount of bounce from the wool.
Plus the colors are beautiful.
I only sampled a few because a measure of self control was necessary.
All of the components of this fabulous fiber
have made it a wonderful choice for my
current fingerless mitts that I've mentioned in my recent posts.
Look how beautifully those cables stand up and show themselves.
The gloves retain their shape without stretching out once you remove them too
due to the amount of wool in the yarn.
I'm still working on the Raspberry Pink pair and then I'll make a pair
using that gorgeous teal blue.
Next up is the Cerro, also by Classic Elite Yarns.
This lovely yarn is a fiber blend of 85% Pima Cotton/15% Alpaca
with a gauge of 6 sts/inch on size 4 US (3.5mm) needles.
Each hank has approximately 150 yards and is 50 grams.
I came home with just three braids of it.
Periwinkle, Pink Violet and Bud Green.
The other purchase I made along with it was a specific pattern.
As you might guess it's for a crocheted item.
I'm excited and can't wait to make it ... soon.
But I will leave it as a surprise and show it
once my hook has had its way with it.
That leaves us with the Corsica by Berroco.
Only these four balls found their way into my bag.
Two each of
Rose Petal Pink
Colorful Moon
If I had it to do over, I would have bought a few more but....
then we're getting back to that matter of self control...
This exquisite yarn is a fiber blend of 90% Cotton/10% Cashmere
with a knitting gauge of 5.25-5.75 sts = 1"
and a crochet gauge of 4.75 sc = 1".
It has 150 yards to its 50 gram skein.
It's soft and luscious and although the picture doesn't show it well,
the colors have a slight heathered look.
So far I am not completely certain as to what I will make
with these little lovelies but I think
it will have something to do with babies.
One thing I have decided I AM sure about though is this ...
As long as my world contains
Yarn and Roses,
I am at Peace.
Wishing you soft gentle days of peace
that unfold in your life
like the petals
of a


  1. Hi Danette, I love the yarn you purchased! Those mitts are gorgeous! You are SO good!

    1. Oh Pom Pom... You should have a pair of Pom Pom's... You are my constant Cheerleader :-))))) And I THANK YOU My Dear from the bottom of my Heart!!!

  2. Lovely new yarns Danette, I bet it was nard not to choose more.
    Hugs to you,

    1. Oh Meredith... I could have brought the whole darn store home with me ... if only ...

  3. Nice close up shot of the detail on those gloves. Pretty yarn - all of it!

  4. Beautiful yarn and gorgeous colours too Danette...your mitts look lovely! (and you're using some of my favourite dpns too ;-) )
    Happy Sunday,
    Susan x
    P.S Thank you for visiting me yesterday and your kind comment x

    1. You are so welcome Susan!
      I am always watching and waiting for you to surface on here again to see what your latest creations will be. I love all of your work so very much! These dpn's are some of my favorites too and since I use size 4's a whole lot I get to use this particular set quite a bit :-)
      Happy Sunday to you too,

  5. such beautiful yarn, and I haven't used a cotton/cashmere blend before, that sounds ingeniously soft!! I will have to pick some up.

    1. It is very soft! It will be my first time to try it as well. I love the colors and the feel of it.

  6. Beautiful yarns! And great photos! Your cable mitts make me want to pick up knitting again, but it's been such a long time.

    1. Thank you Olga... Well you ARE The Queen of Crochet ... But... I know you could knit too... like riding a bike ... it would come back to you :-)


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