I cancelled three, yes count them – three, club subscriptions last week. That includes Sundara, Plucky Knitter and Yarntini. I feel so good. I have more than enough of these yarn brands to start an LYS or knit until my fingers fall off. However there are two clubs still running because a) I don’t have enough of those and b) MCN. Enough said.
Oh and this here is a spoiler warning photo. Not that any of you who read my blog are probably in the Indigodragonfly Smart Ass Knitters/World Domination Club, but you never know. Someone might stumble on this post by keying in “Indigodragonfly” as a search string and then blame me for spoiling them and then send me flaming emails and such. So just playing it safe. Don’t click the “Read More” below if you don’t want to be spoiled. By the way, Luca was “stalking” pigeons on the window sill.
On to the yarny goodness then. This is my first club package from Kim and it is gorgeous. Let’s see we have 2 skeins of her Yak! Bam! yarn in two colourways, a pattern for a slouchy beanie by Amy Duncan and a felted mini bowl from Sandi Luck.
The felted mini bowl is so cute and gives me ideas for leftover feltable yarn in my stash. It’s good for loose coins or small jewellery. At the moment it’s being used for coins that mysteriously find their way into my washing machine. You can check out more of Sandi Luck’s creations here.
Okay so the yarn, yeah, yak. I have only heard of yarn made from yak hair and assumed it would be coarse. But these skeins are oh-so-soft! It is fingering weight, 75% Yak, 25% Bamboo and put up as 170 yards. So two skeins should make a nice slouchy beanie. I’ll be knitting the pattern as part of the Indigodragonfly Summer KAL of Doom.
And thank goodness the postal strike in Canada is over because these babies are home safe with me. Yes! Eight more skeins of yummy MCN Sock in the Buffy colourways. Let’s see, we have (from left to right, bottom to top): Buffy, White Willow, Dawn, Evil Willow, Giles, Oz, Cordelia and Spike. I’m only missing Angel, Xander, Faith and possibly Tara. Not sure if those colourways exist (I know Angel does!) but if Kim is reading this, I hope you take it as a big-ass nudge for my next order!