I’m already planning my Christmas presents. A bit early perhaps, but the earlier the better I think. Especially with my erratic hooking abilities 😉
Anyway, no better excuse than to splurge on yarn than planned presents. So I bought some yarn last week. A LOT of yarn…
On August 30th my first order was a fact.
I have a very special project in mind for a very special someone, about which I’ll be very mysterious. For this very special project I needed a particular colour and this colour was spotted in the popular Stylecraft Special DK.
Oké, perhaps it was wish-fulfilment of me to find this particular shade in this yarn, as I have been trying for ages to find a good excuse to try out the Stylecraft. And because buying only 3 skeins of one colour didn’t seem proportional to the shipping costs I had to pay, I of course splurged on a whole lot more colours. Twenty to be exact. Of course I bought all this from Deramores.
Only a small week later I got my hands on this:
These colours are just wow. Absolutely gorgeous!
And I’ve heard so many times that this yarn is so squishy soft, but I hadn’t expected this kind of huggable softness. I think I’m in love 😉
Now it’s only a matter of how it feels when it’s worked, but I have a sneaky suspicion it will be wonderful 😉 . I see more orders in my future 😆
And then followed two more orders on September 2nd. One from Dolce Lana and one from Bergère de France. These orders also arrived on my doorstep within one week! I can tell you, I’ve had some amazing week, yarn-wise 😆
Dolce Lana is the Belgian Drops distributor.
For a couple of special projects my eye fell on the Drops Fabel variegated yarns. I have never worked with this yarn before and have read some contradicting reviews, but I decided to take a chance anyway. In the end you need to see for yourself if a yarn suits your needs, right?
I ordered carefully *ahum*, only 4 colours
Three skeins each of only 4 colours, to be clear
I had bought some Fabel before, but to my shame I had completely forgotten about it :blush: . Now I started working with this Fabel to get an idea of the overal feel. So far, I think the Fabel will be perfect for my plans! 😀
And then, last but not least, the Bergère de France.
I’m subscribed to their newsletter and on August 28th I received the news that they would, in honour of the new schoolyear, give 25% discount on your favourite yarn. Of course I could not ignore this, so for my Christmas present list I searched for a present that would absolutely require some Bergère the France. My eye fell on the BdF Sport for the project I had in mind. This is how a couple of chosen colours wounded up in my shopping cart.
But I have also heard a lot of good thing about Idéal and as I would be paying the shipping costs anyway, well, I decided it was I good time to try out this brand as well.
When I look at all the above photo’s, I’m a little bit ashamed, lol. I really went overboard on this, but not withstanding I am very, very pleased with my additions to my stash. 😀
Now it’s just a matter of converting all my plans to real items! I have some serious work ahead, but I’m always happy to work like this 😉 !!
Have a nice Sunday!