Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sock Yarn at last!


At last, James' yarn came from Astrid's Dutch Obsessions (it is just me who thinks that sounds like an adult shop ;0) ? ). The service was great, if a bit slow, but it did come all the way from Holland in just over a week. The invoice said 'love Astrid' at the bottom! I'll order from her again. She has a HUGE choice.

James' yarn is the brown. It is a lot more beige than I thought, but the more I look at it the more I like it. The red is a RAK for miss_squeezie, about time I paid abck a bit of the RAK-ing kindness! This is also my first pair of addi's. Not sure 2.5mm bamboo needles were the best decision, they look like toothpicks! But, I was impatient, no aluminiums were available to order and I wanted to get it done in one fell swoop. They look ace, nice smooth join between tips and cord, and how clever than the size is printed on the cord! So, I must start the covert knitting operation...!

3 comments:

Scarves For All Reasons said...

I have been buying Astrid's yarns for 2 years now. I never thought of her name as adult per say but, now that you mention it .... But, orginally she combined yarns herself in colorways and sold them...they were wonderful. BUt, now she is so busy with yarn selling she can't make obsessions yarn any more. She does have the best selection of sock yarns around.

Annie said...

Ha! It does sound like an adult shop!! Gorgeous yarn!

scarybez said...

Hehe - what a great name for a yarn store! As I've said before, I used Regia before and really liked it (I haven't posted about it on my blog as I made socks for someone who reads my blog so don't mention this there!). Do you know what pattern you're going to use?