When L-B and I meet up with knitting friends at Graves Mountain in November, there is usually a field trip to someplace that involves yarn.
As you can see from yesterday’s blog entry, this year we visited Kid Hollow Farm. I showed you some of their beautiful animals yesterday, but saved the yarn haul for today. Some I did not photograph because it is destined to be a gift. but lookie here:
The top skein is sock yarn. It’s a fingering weight (4.3 ounces and 443 yards) and is a blend of 48% kid mohair, 30% merino wool, and 20% nylon. I can’t wait to knit with it — the yarn has a firm twist and just the slightest halo from the mohair. It looks like it will have great stitch definition. The color is caled “Foggy Mountain.”
The bottom skein is brushed mohair — 90% mohair and 10% nylon. This is 8.3 ounces and and 1038 yards. At the Kid Hollow Farm shop, Pat has a pattern for a simple pullover sweater that takes one skein of this yarn, but I plan to knit a shawl from mine.
I acquired some more yarn. gifts from L-B:
The top skein is Suffolk Sock, a new sportweight sock yarn, from Solitude Wool. It’s 70% Suffolk and Dorset wool, mixed with 30% nylon and is a 3.8 ounce skein with 275 yards. L-B got this at the Fall Fiber Festival in Montpelier, Va last month. That’s where she got the bottom skein, which is a new sock yarn from Carodan Farm.
I was so taken with the sck yarns at Kid Hollow Farm, that I purchased a skein to give away to a WendyKnits reader:
This is the same yarn composition as the skein pictured at the top of this entry. It is 4 ounces and 412 yards and the colorway is Brilliant Jewels. Would you like it?
Leave a comment to this entry by 4:00pm EST tomorrow (November 11) and I’ll pick a name at random from the comments to receive this lovely yarn.
Here is my progress on my stole:
And here is my sleepy little princess: