Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Go Blue!

I have found a wonderful blue yarn at http://www.peacefleece.com/Baghdad_blue.htm
According to my friend Sheri, "The have named a yarn baghdad blue and are sending all proceeds from
the sales to 2 organizations in the Middle East!"

Baghdad Blue Yarn
Russian American Worsted Weight Knitting Yarn (30% Mohair/70% wool), 2-ply. Apprx. 200 yds/4oz skein. Knitting with #8 needles,
4 sts.= 1" (approx.).

Check it out - it is beautiful!

"Dr Karen"


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6 Comments:

At 11:57 AM, Blogger ms. pea said...

How I love Peace Fleece. What a wonderful, more-than-socially-responsible company. Plus yummy yarn. *swoon*

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Kimmer said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! I do need to accumulate some blue yarn...heh heh heh...

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Marianne said...

Well, I read your post and before leaving a comment I booked it over to Peacefleece, and of course ADD struck fast and hard,.....they're all good. More than good, I love those folks.

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Kate A. said...

Just chiming in to say I'm a huge Peace Fleece fan...I've had nothing but good experiences with their yarn. It feels a little harsh (though not itchy...just rough) at first, but it has a *marvellous* bloom after you wash it. I haven't done a scientific survey, but the gauge doesn't seem to change, or not much, but it foes fuzz up quite a bit and develop a marvelous hand. The colors are fascinating to look at - they seem pretty straightforward at first, but when you look close most of them are actually made up of lots of tiny dots of other colors, like an Impressionist painting. I know some people have had the dye bleed in the first wash with some of the brighter colors - just make sure you block it on an old towel - but none of the 6 or so different colors I've used has done that. I'm not affiliated at all, I'm just in love with this company, and everything they stand for, and above all the YARN. If you want to try it, I'd recommend a skein of sock yarn or one of their potholder kits (profits go to very good causes) as a good way to experiment at very little cost. Their worsted is definitely on the thicker side, though not quite chunky, so you really need to swatch before you use it in patterns calling for worsted. It's a fantastic price for this quality of yarn, and how often does that happen with a socially responsible product?

Anyway. Babbling. Sorry.

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger Marianne said...

Kate, Please feel free to babble, I learn so much from your babblings.
I am quite smitten with their two new colours...one is a peachy colour (I could just almost eat that one), the other has greens...heartbreakingly pretty.

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Kate A. said...

New colors?! AAhhhh!!! Am running over to check them out now...

 

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