Thursday, September 16, 2010

Farmer's Market Samples

I wasn't sure I was going to make it in time this month....but I got my samples off to Jessie just in time to make it into the September box--with the theme Farmer's Market.
Each sample includes a fruity tea bag--in honor of the theme.
Samples include 100% camel hair, cashmere, alpaca, wool, and one mohair blend....from sweaters like J.Crew and Ann Taylor.

My favorite yarn this month is this 100% Camel Hair. I'll have six 200-yard hanks available (DK weight).  I read online that camel hair is usually not dyed, but left in it's natural state "a buttery golden brown." So, this appears to be undyed. Absolutely luscious! 

My daughter found the perfect-condition sweater in a thrift shop in Chicago. Labeled "CoxMoore of England" with European sizing.

It's fun to wonder about this sweater's history. Evidently bought in England, belonged to someone in Chicago, then unwound into yarn in North Carolina....and now where will it end up next?

Please visit my blog again on Box Day for another fun contest...which will be based on one of my favorite books. 

Hint: It might be helpful to have a copy of "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" handy.

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