On Monday, I got my first box from Darn Good Yarn. This is a new thing for me–I mean getting yarn that is a total mystery. I like yarn shopping. No…I LOVE yarn shopping. I love the smell, the look, and the feel of yarn. If I could taste yarn, I probably would. So, to receive a box of yarn that I know nothing about caused me a little bit of anxiety. My motivation for doing such a crazy thing was because I might want to start a yarn of the month program later on when I am independently wealthy and have my own yarn line.
So here are my “unboxing” photos. Maybe next month, I will make a video instead. I have to say that, at this point in my blogging career, I am not being sponsored by this company. (Who knows? Maybe in the future I will be!)
My delightful new yarn came in a pretty purple box…
This is what the inside of the box looked like when I opened it… the yarn smelled absolutely magnificent. Exotic and rich. I can’t adequately describe it! I hope all of their yarn smells this nice!
My mystery yarn was a very pretty variegated yarn in bright rainbow colors. The name of it is Watercolors. It is hand-spun and hand-dyed. It is a worsted weight silk yarn made from bamboo.
I also got a crochet hook and a pair of knitting needles made from wood with a purple coating on the tips.
I also got a free gift…more silk yarn. It is red and gray. This yarn is also hand-spun and hand-dyed.
Since Monday, I have started a cowl. The project was in the book that is not pictured. The project booklet contains a knit and a crochet pattern. There is enough yarn to complete either project. SO of course, I opted for the knit project
So if I learned nothing else from this experiment, I learned that I want to learn to spin my own yarn. I had toyed with the idea, but after knitting with this yarn I am hooked. I think I will definitely start spinning my own yarn in the near future.