Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal Wedding Week Continues

Can you believe it?  Just because there is a Royal Wedding this week, people are losing their minds and buying all kinds of souvenirs to commemorate the occasion.  Of course, knitters are much more sane and save their money for practical items:  yarn for a nice warm sweater for winter, or mittens or socks.  Nothing frivolous.  Of course not.

Yeah, right. Guess what?  I'm one of *those* people!

Fyberspates produced a special yarn for the occasion that is drop-dead gorgeous and I couldn't resist.  I knew, from the pictures and description, that it was going to be pretty, but it's much, much nicer than I thought it could possibly be.

The yarn arrived in a box made just for it ...

with this imprinted on the side:

Inside, wrapped in tissue was the skein of yarn and a certificate:

Check out the stunning sapphire color with little sparkles embedded in it.  Doesn't it remind you of Diana's ring?  That was the idea.

It is incredibly soft.  This picture is from Fyberspates' website. I only ordered one skein. It was a little pricey, but worth it.  I have no idea what I'm going to make with the yarn.  For now, I'm quite content to just admire it.  I imagine that I'll find the perfect shawl in time.  I'll keep my eyes open for a pattern that "speaks to me".

Yarn Details

65% Merino, 10% Royal Alpaca (of course!)
20% Silk, 5% Stellina (the silver bits)

Recommended Needle Size 3mm/US 2

1000 meters/1093 yards per 100g

Gauge 25-30 sts & 37 rows for 10 cm sq

Hand wash prior to wear

Colour - Sapphire

Hank number 166 of 1000

Did I mention how soft it is?  

1 comment:

JelliDonut said...

It's gorgeous! Can't blame you for succumbing.