Every time we go up to Michigan to visit my family, I hit the local yarn shop, naturally called 'Your Local Yarn Shop'.
This trip was no exception.
Typically, I pick up 8-10 yarns, depending on how many yards there are to a skein as well as cost. Several of these, Mark actually picked out.}:P
These 3 were all Mark. But they were on sale and we liked them, so we got them. Tahki Yarns 'Truffles' 32/30/20/18 cotton/viscose/angora/nylon blend. Really, really soft. No idea what the 'official' colors are, but I call them Lavender, Rose and Sage, and have a kumihimo cord made up of these 3 colors already. A bracelet for my mom will be made from part of it, and if there's enough left, possibly a set comprised of necklace, bracelet, earrings. Otherwise, definitely a cuff.
On the left, Pure Pima in Chaulk, 100% Pima cotton. That one is for making more Alzheimer's bracelets.
The other is Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima in white, 100% pima cotton, which will be used for hand dyeing. Some I've already hand dyed a lovely green-brown and it takes the dye beautifully. (That will be a separate post).
These 3 Mark helped chose. I needed some red yarns, since that was one color I was lacking. Left - Studio June Yarn Bamboo La-La 80/20 Superwash Merino/Bamboo, Robin Hood colorway- it's essentially laceweight and at 400+ yrds, it'll last a while, but the kumihimo cord in process with it is gorgeous. And it's hand dyed, handmade in Kalamazoo, Mi. Center- Mountain Colors Twizzle in Rosehip colorway, 85/15 Merino/Silk- the kumihimo cord made with this is stunning. Right- Schaefer Yarn 100% wool, Memorable Women hand dye series in the Rosa Parks colorway- this kumihimo cord is also quite stunning.
Early next week, I hope to have a couple new cuffs made from these yarns, so stay tuned!