I guess you’re wondering whether I’ve been buying any more yarn recently hey? Well surprise, surprise….I have been stockpiling quite a few new purchases and thought it was about time I showed them to you. I am keeping Australia’s (and probably the world’s) wool industry functioning!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll be quite familiar with the ART WALK series yarns that I’ve been purchasing from Yarn Glorious Yarn in Brisbane.
The sixth offering in Zen Yarn Garden’s new ART WALK Series features a painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir entitled “Roses” which inspired this colourway. Painted on Serenity 20, Mr. Zen has captured the vividness and subtlety of the colours of the painting.
Living in the moment and indulging in life’s temporal pleasures were among Pierre Auguste Renoir favourite themes, and he expressed them more than any other Impressionist. A renowned leader of the Impressionist movement, Renoir (1841 – 1919) enjoyed depicting his friends and lovers with expressive candour, conveying a youthful exuberance and intimate charm that suggests visions of an earthly paradise. By focusing on the ‘here and now’ of his time, these fleeting moments become relished nostalgic memories. Renoir’s portrayal of luminous colour, skillfully varied brushstrokes, nuances of light and shadow all worked together to form a warm sensuality. [quoted from Art.com]
I bought two skeins of this Serenity 20 which is a 70% superwash merino / 20% cashmere / 10% nylon yarn, contains 400 yds, weighs 100g and is 4ply / fingering.
I am thinking about knitting the Yvaine scarf with this yarn. It’s a free knitting pattern on Ravelry.
As mentioned, Yarn Glorious Yarn in Brisbane is the only Australian supplier for Zen Yarn Garden and they always supply the ART WALK series yarn. Good news too….Sue has just opened a bricks and mortar yarn store and it can be found at Taringa Professional Centre, Suite 11/180 Moggill Road, Taringa, Brisbane. Opening hours are Wed-Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Very exciting to have another yarn store in Brisbane, although sadly, none are near my home 😦
Here’s a gorgeous picture that was on Zen Yarn Garden’s website…
Mirasol ‘Tuhu’ is a 50% baby llama / 40% merino / 10% angora 8ply / DK. Doesn’t it look so luxurious? I want to knit this scarf by Stitchnerd but she hasn’t released the pattern yet so I am waiting patiently for it to be written.
Zitron Trekking Hand Art is a 75% wool / 25% nylon 4ply / fingering yarn. I LOVE these colours!!
The following three yarns were purchased from Skein Yarns. Skein Alpaca Merino Worsted which is a 10ply 60% alpaca / 40% merino cuddly, soft, luxurious, simply gorgeous yarn. This colourway is Cardamon.
This colourway is Wise.
And this one is Element.
The following Cascade Superwash yarns were purchased from both Yay for Yarn and Yarn Glorious Yarn, both online Brisbane stores. Cascade Superwash 220 which is a 10ply / worsted 100% wool. This colour is Christmas Green.
And this colour is Tangerine. Each ball weighs 100g.
And this one is Olive.
Claudia Hand Painted Yarns which is a 4ply / fingering 100% merino. Each skein weighs 50g. This colourway is Zebra.
Lana Gatto Super Soft 100% merino is a 10ply / worsted yarn. This colour is Cadmium Yellow.
The next six yarns were purchased from Spotlight. Patons Fantasia which is a 100% acrylic 4 ply / fingering yarn. Each ball weighs 50g. This colourway is Firebird. Three balls at $3 each.
And this colourway is Magic. Three balls at $3 each.
Moda Vera Luminoso which is a 12 ply / bulky 50% wool / 50% acrylic yarn. Each ball weighs 50g. I bought the last two balls of this beautiful colourway for $6 per ball.
And four balls of this colourway.
Regia Design Line Jazz Color by Erika Knight which is a 4ply / fingering 75% wool / 25% nylon. This colourway is Mint Julep.
Regia Design Line Random Stripe by Kaffe Fassett is a 4ply / fingering 75% wool / 25% nylon. This colourway is Snappy.
I bought two of these Chunky yarns from K2TOG when they were on sale for $22.45 and then managed to buy another four on Ebay for $20 each. Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky which is a 12ply 100% baby alpaca. This is the softest yarn I’ve ever owned. When you hold it against your skin, it feels like what I imagine it would be to be surrounded by clouds. I bought six skeins in total!
Look at those beautiful colours
Three skeins of Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock yarn which is a 50% alpaca / 30% merino / 10% silk / 10% nylon 4ply / fingering. Purchased on Ebay for $20 each!
And another photo to show off the colours even more…
Phew, I’m worn out….and I guess you are too! Now the fun part is to decide what to make with all this glorious, yummy, delicious and beautiful yarn.
Let me know if you have any ideas. Until next time…