Saturday, 23 May 2009

BLOG GIVEAWAY - We didn't forget!!!!







Sorry for the delay in the next stage of the giveaway. We have both been hit with hayfever, work and, in my case workmen (there's nothing worse than sitting outside for 6 hours in the cold waiting to hear the sound of van doors closing!)
Anyway.... because of the delays and because we love them all, we decided that we would each do 3 combinations of natural colours. I think that the weight pulled from the hat was aran (please Zoe, tell me that is right!) anyway, mine are all aran weight.
From the top (one day I will figure out how to get these photos to go where I want them to)
The first is a 3 ply yarn - I've been really getting into 3 ply for a while now so I thought I would add one to this challenge. It's 1 ply oatmeal Blue Faced Leicester, 1 ply natural brown Blue Faced Leicester and 1 ply cream Cheviot. I think it will look brill knitted up!

Second from the top is the one I have nicknamed city lights. It's a 2 ply - 1 ply of Black Welsh and soya blend and 1 ply of natural black Shetland, so the soya twinkles out at random intervals!
Lastly is my ecru/ cream mix. It's a 2 ply yarn, a mix of Shetland, English Alpaca (from Daisy - thank you Daisy!) and Tussah Silk Noil for a bit of sheen and texture. it's come out lovely and soft.
Hope you have all forgiven us. We didn't forget you!
Right then, back to fleece washing. Had a delivery yesterday and I'm making hay while the sun shines!








13 comments:

wordlily said...

They're all lovely! I especially like the top 2.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

They're great! Love all three.

One Sheep said...

That middle yarn reminds me of Oreos. I don't need to be thinkng about Oreos, so I'll think about yarn instead! These are all beautiful. Especially the Oreo one. Darn, there I go again.

Deneen said...

All is forgiven, but don't let it happen again (LOL)

stella said...

I'm so glad we have been forgiven. With our watery eyes and sniffles you could almost think we were crying (LOL) but no, it's just that we've run out of antihistamines!
I think the middle wool reminds me of something chocolatey and delicious, but it's not edible, so I'll have to make do with chocolate, oreo's would be so nice, too!

Helen @ The Beading Lady said...

Lovely colours ~ they look great!

ikkinlala said...

They look wonderful!

jennyflower said...

yum yum bottom one, I do love the texture! xx

knitwits said...

ohh i love them all!!! they look fab x

KnitCave said...

Oh, they all look so scrummy, I think you have used the natural colours very well.

incywincy said...

love the bottom one - but they all look wonderful!

Madam Salami said...

They are all fantastic! Have to say the first on is my favourite though. I have some Leicester blue faced fleece at home at the mo - although we are planning to dye and felt it, so would love it see it knitted up.

Joy said...

It would not be fair to choose, I think they all look yumscious