Wednesday, May 31, 2006
the heart of it
I'm making Kiri (find the pattern at Polly's blog) out of Jaeger Java. 55% rayon, 25% acrylic and 20% silk. Sort of between dk and 4ply, 50g gives about 130 meters/ 140 yards.
It has a nice drape and fantastic stitch definition with a slight sparkle to the colour. A bit splitty, but reasonably nice to work with. It was inherited from my mother's stash and been sitting in mine for a while. I think its about 10 years old, but I'm not sure. But the really notible thing about it is the way its balled. With foam insides. Look.
I've never seen that inside yarn before. Weird. When I'm finished I feel these bits of foam should be put to some crafty use. Not sure what though - cushion stuffing?