In honor of Cyber Monday I’ve moved a number of Blue Faced Leicester yarns over to etsy and marked them down to $14/skein. This is a HUGE $10 off the retail price!!!
These are some of my favorite yarns and they won’t be on etsy long. By the end of the week all my yarns will be headed to a local sale at Fabrications.
Fabrications is a cooperative sale of unique handcrafted items Dec 4 & 5, Friday and Sat. 10-6pm, Creekside Inn, 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
"new" Ultimate Sock in a new colorway for CNCH 2010
I was just reminded of the “don’t get too comfortable because life is always changing feeling”. This happens frequently and I guess I should not expect things to stay the same. But then again I am often surprised when something does change. I shouldn’t be but I am.
My favorite Ultimate Sock yarn has changed. I love the new yarn but I love the old yarn as well. It’s still the same soft wonderful BFL fiber and yarn but produced by a new British mill. The old mill went out of business and so my supplier is now getting the yarn spun at a new mill. It’s still wonderful but not the same.
I think this is happening more and more as small manufacturers can’t stay afloat or compete with larger producers. The wool and yarn landscape is changing. This same kind of thing happened a couple of years ago to my favorite kind of end feed shuttle – suddenly it was gone. There was a new one in its place from a new supplier, still lovely but different.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised and just enjoy the variety and new variations in old products. Really nothing ever stays the same.
I’m having a Labor Day Sale now through September 8, 2009 on my website.
Check it out!
“LOVE IT” is my reaction to Blue Faced Leicester! I love the silky hand of this stuff. Its lustrous like silk but resilent and elastic like wool – because of course it is wool! Its a long wool breed from England. According to the British Wool Marketing Board, “The wool is soft to the touch and a good choice for making strong, smooth fabrics, which drape well and feel comfortable close to the skin. It is used in soft furnishing moquettes, hoisery, dress fabrics and high quality lustre yarns.”
Sounds like the perfect sock yarn to me!
(Ok I had to google “moquettes” – its a thick dense pile fabric used for carpeting. -good to know)
Here is a sock in my Ultimate Sock Yarn – 100% Blue Faced Leicester of course. Colorway “Rain Garden”