Saturday, February 7, 2009

New Alpaca/Merino Yarn Arrives

Look what came in the mail Thursday. 37 skeins of gorgeous, beautiful, wanna hug yarn. Back on January 13th, 2009, I mailed 6 pounds of gray Alpaca from Tribute who lives with Leslie and Bob at Irish Valley Farms, and 4 pounds, 15 ounces of colored Merino that I bought from the McMurrys at Genopalette. After the sheep is washed, it loses some weight so I'm calling this a 60%Alpaca/40%Merino Blend, DK weight yarn.
If you are interested, Stonehedge charged $186.02 to wash, spin, skein, and ship this back to me.
It didn't even take a month for them to process and return it.....and with a little note on the receipt saying "Beautiful" which really pleases me.
I do think this is beautiful. Probably the prettiest yarn that I have received from any mill.
The little sheep picture here is from McMurry's farm of some of their sheep. Look the young lambs have long tails.


Linda B. said...

That really is beautiful!
I have over 100 pounds at a mill in Canada being spun now. Can hardly wait to get it back.

Cher said...

Hi. Great yarn!
I left you an award on my site if you choose to accept it. Thanks for haing such a wonderful blog.

Debbie said...

It is lovely, and so quick. I wish it was as quick to get yarn processed here in the UK.

Mulchandmore said...

I love Stonehedge, It is within driving distance for me, and she even gave me a tour of the machines that make the magic happen. Are you using your yarn natural or dying it?

Zu said...

That yarn is beautiful! Must be a great feeling knowing it's "your" that looks so fantastic.

I so love baby lambs. :-)

Cynthia said...

I am so happy you dropped by my blog so that I could drop by yours-- just luscious to read about all these beautiful fibers that you and your dear critters are gifting the world with! I have been doing some binge knitting and am afraid that I've fallen over the edge again-- and just before it will be necessary for me to go and fall into some binge gardening! Ah, these years are sublime!

Margaret said...
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Margaret said...

Oooh... beautiful, Maple! Gorgeous gray yarn. :D I like how you describe it, "wanna hug yarn". lol Well said!