Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Recycled Silk


Recycled Silk
Originally uploaded by Disentangled.
I am very excited about this recent yarn purchase. Its recycled sari silk and it is just beautiful. The multicolored hank on the top is desitined to become a One Skein Wonder. This yarn is the less "finished" variety whereas the black is very smoothly twisted. I picked up both of these from the Wool Peddler who imports these from Nepal. The service was very quick and I love the color of yarn that was selected for me. (You have the option of telling what color range you'd prefer although I'm pretty sure each hank is entirely unique with just about every color imaginable.

I did a test swatch last night for my gauge and it looks like the Kathmandu Unrefined will work on the recommended needles from the pattern. I may even cast on tonight...

2 comments:

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Ooh, I think that One Skein Wonder would look really cute on you. It accentuates certain things we don't need to accentuate around here, so it's not for me, but really cute.

Nonnahs said...

I can't wait to buy myself some recycled sari yarn! I love the recycling aspect and I love the social aspect of supporting the women who make the yarn. Both are wonderful bonuses to supporting my knitting habit. I am trying to refrain, though, until I am through this muddle with Happy Daisy and my to-be-named OSW. I can't allow my mind to wander anymore than it already is, with 2 UFOs hanging out in my knitting basket. The last thing I need right now is to be distracted by more fun yarn! ;) Soon, though...soon...