So I started a knitting vlog on YouTube to get myself back into knitting up stuff & things! It's still pretty cold here so I'm hoping to get to wear a new hat or mittens before the cold season is over.
In my 1st vlog entry, I promised to make up a list of all the yarns shown in the video (15 in total)... so here we go! This is a sample of what I have sitting around in my yarn stash. If you have ideas for patterns - let me know in the comments!
Brand: Cestari, Ltd.
Where: Churchill, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley
Fiber: 100% fine merino wool
Weight: 2-ply worsted
I have 340 yds of this!!
I was honored to meet Francis Chester-Cestari at Stitches Midwest and bought this yarn directly from him. He is very passionate about his product and about preserving his family's legacy... he comes from a centuries-long lineage of Italian shepherds, and discovered his love for raising sheep some time in the late 60's. More about Francis and Cestari here!!
Brand: "Lamb's Pride" Worsted, by Brown Sheep Company, Inc.
Where: Mitchell, Nebraska
Fiber: 85% wool, 15% mohair
Color: m-14 sunburst gold
Fiber: 100% linen
Color: 2 skeins in "scale", 1 skein in "brick"
Brand: Black Wolf Ranch
Where: Saint Ignatius, Montana
Fiber: 100% pure alpaca
Color: black - this is the natural color of the fleece! It is amazing!!
Brand: S & S Camelid Co.
Where: Morehead, Kentucky
Fiber: 100% suri alpaca
Weight: Looks like a lace weight to me
Color: This is another great natural fleece color. It is not dyed!
Brand: Ozark Mountain Alpacas, LLC
Where: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fiber: 100% alpaca (huacaya)
Color: Yes! Another undyed, natural color.
Brand: Universal Yarn "Classic Shades"
Fiber: 70% acrylic, 30% wool
Brand: Lion Brand Yarns "Fishermen's Wool"
Where: Not sure, couldn't find out online
Fiber: 100% pure virgin wool
Color: undyed - the color is "nature's brown"
Brand: Rowan "Yorkshire Tweed Aran"
Where: Holmfirth, Yorkshire England
Fiber: 100% pure new wool
Color: sh415 - I believe the color is discontinued, but it is similar to the color "wensley" #590, over on their site.
My friend found this in a dumpster (a very clean one) & gave it to me. !!! I know...
Brand: Glenfiddich Wool "Bartlett Yarns"
Where: Based out of Millerton, Pennsylvania
Fiber: 100% wool
Color: black & blackberry
Fiber: 100% baby merino wool
Brand: Newton's Yarn Country
Where: Anaheim, CA
Fiber: 100% Wool (softball merino wool)
Color: unspecified - it's golden musard-ish
This vendor had tables and tables FULL of yarn (piles and piles) at stitches midwest. I am not sure where the yarn comes from, but the prices were very competitive. Doing a little research, their store is geared towards machine knitters which explains the giant hanks of yarn at their booth. The quality seems o.k. and I like how it says "keep refrigerated" on the sticker, hehehe. I bought about half a pound of lace-weight raw silk from them, too... my cat chewed it up one night a couple years ago and thankfully, she was fine. She's like royalty. Her diet is naturally comprised of fine foods and other fine... materials...
Brand: Lion Brand Yarns "Amazing"
Fiber: 53% wool, 47% acrylic
Weight: no.4 medium
Color: mauna loa (left), arcadia (right)
Brand: Big Lots "Gala Yarns"
Fiber: mixed - acrylic, polyester, nylon << about as synthetic as it gets... :)
Color: white & navy
Fiber: 100% pure linen
this with it...
You're still reading this? Shouldn't you be doing something besides looking at pictures of yarn?
Just kidding. I sincerely thank you for looking through the whole thing - it took me a while to put together. I better get busy and knit something with all this yarn I have.
Again, if you have ideas for patterns for any of these, feel free to share. Also, if you happen to go through your stash and want to show some of it off like I did, show me where you posted it! I'd love to see what you got!
Until next time...
P.s.: Which one's your favorite? Let me know in the comments :)