Tuesday, June 12

Colourmart.com silk




not a colour i'd normally choose. i'm planning on using it for a lacey shawl for my mum. if i can get my act together when it comes to lace, that is. i think i'm going to go back to Colourmart and order a cone of the dark navy blue for myself. it shipped faster from the UK than the Addi Lace circulars i'm waiting for from Elann (which is in Canada)!

4 comments:

Jennie said...

ooohh nice! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

TracyKM said...

Perhaps it's a little bit good that you're moving, LOL! Is it silver, or more taupey? You could do a really intricate lace pattern with a solid colour :) I have been putting off ordering from them; there's SO much on their site I'd like to try, I don't know that I could just pick a couple things. Can I ask how much that cone cost? And how much yardage it is? Once you make the shawl, if there's a similiar amount left (or just a substantial amount) you could dye it yourself! Oh! Lunch is burning! LOL.,

z said...

Tracy... it was a whopping $16US, INCLUDING shipping!!! yardage: 2300 yards. seriously enough for a really decent size shawl or two smaller stoles. it's really fine, probably won't knit up well past a size US4 needle, IF it even does that. it's similar in weight to the JojoLand Harmony i'm using for the Feather and Fan shawl.

Jennie... i can't wait to start using it!! i think i'm going to knit up a test (ahem, i can't believe i'm using this word) swatch just so i can start playing with it a little. lol.

Anonymous said...

excuse me...what was that bad S word you used. Didn't think I would catch it. Can't wait to see the yarn in person. I am getting ready to leave at 6:00 tonight and yes I have 2 projects packed

Sharon