M. C. N.
More Cashmere Now.
I was not a yarn snob when I first started knitting. I don’t think anyone is a yarn snob at the beginning. As your skill level grows, you venture out and try other fibre blends. The first snobby yarn brand I bought was Sundara Yarn. I got lucky and managed to sign up for the last ever Seasons Collection in 2008. There was no looking back after that.
I discovered new worlds of fibre. I bought and fell in love with silk blends. And then the inevitable happened, I bought my first ever Merino Cashmere Nylon yarn. It was none other than The Sanguine Gryphon’s Bugga! I was so lucky to have found one skein of Horned Beetle along with other sock yarns which was sold in lots on Ravelry. I have not knitted with my first Bugga! but have added more to my stash. Soon a shawl will grow from one of these skeins.
My next MCN purchase were two skeins of Femme Fatale Fibers Venus Fingering, one turned into my Traveling Woman shawl and the other was gifted to Hala for our swap.
I have no shame in saying that I would buy a skein of MCN before I would consider a superwash base.
The latest addition to my stash is form String Theory hand-dyed. It’s part of The Loopy Lite shipment, consolation for those who didn’t get picked for The Loopy Ewe Sock Club. And why yes, it’s an MCN base! So squishy!
The package came with two patterns: Dancing Diamond Socks by Wendy Johnson and Cassarah Scarf by Sheri Berger. I think I will try and do the scarf with this yarn. It just looks perfect for it.