Hi everyone! Did you have a great weekend? I hope so. Days are getting shorter but for some miracle we have had some really sunny days in my part of the world which have been even more bright recently by some well deserved yarn therapy.
Meet the softest, shiniest and prettiest of yarns: Ginger’s Hand Dyed Splendor 4 ply in the colour Wine o’clock (love the name by the way).
Hand dyed by the lovely Jess from Ginger Twist Studio it is 50% silk, 50% merino and just so soft. I have been dreaming about buying some of Jess’s yarn for months and months but couldn’t really afford it with my old salary without feeling extremely guilty. Also, where I come from spending anything more than 2 pounds on a ball of yarn is qualified as expensive (warm country, mostly acrylic yarn) so it felt crazy to spend that money.
But the truth is, some things are more expensive because they are simply worth a load more. This is the case for hand dyed yarns like this one: good quality yarns with unique colours created by very talented and dedicated people. So after receiving the first pay for my new job I decided to treat myself with this beauty, and I didn’t feel guilty at all! I know I will make something with it that will last me for years to come, I actually already started (couldn’t help myself). My next pattern will be a shawl using this yarn, I am taking a break from colourwork and trying something more simple this time.
Since this yarn may be a bit too expensive for some (as it was for me only a few months ago) I will do a bit research and look for some nice substitutes at different price ranges. I will keep you updated on my progress 😉
So that is it for now, my next post will be the Creative Blog Hop that has been going around, Jess actually nominated me for this in her blog and I have really liked reading other people’s answers to the questions so very excited to post something myself!