February, March and April Packages

It would appear that I have not been keeping up with the yarn packages I have received in the mail and it is not as it I don’t get at least one a month thanks to the Bare Naked Knitspot (BNK) club I am in.

February:

The first package of BNK was two lovely skeins of merino as well as a special sized project bag by Three Bags Full (she makes my favourite project bags; I have several of them). This was turned into a lovely baby blanket but since it is not a superwash yarn I don’t want to give it to a new mother since it cannot be thrown in the washing machine so I am using it as a lovely little lap blanket. I sadly have no photos of it to show you at the moment.

March:

The second BNK package had two skeins of Great Northern Yarn’s Yak. It is a beautiful colour and Anne gave us many options to make including a slouchy toque, fingerless gloves, a scarf and a neckwarmer. I have made the neckwarmer and gifted it to Sean for our third anniversary. It should keep his neck and jaw very warm in the winter! I intend to eventually make the slouchy toque for myself (although I will need to pick up a small circular to accomplish this). The yarn seems okay as you knit it up but transforms amazingly into a light soft yarn with a beautiful halo once washed and blocked.

April:

This month’s package is some lovely Alpaca, merino and nylon in fingering that was custom spun for this club! It is deliciously soft and yes it going to become a pair of socks! For me of course.

The other package I received is four more skeins of Great Northern Yarn’s Yak as I really loved the fabric it made for the neckwarmer and it was $5 off a skein. How can I say no to that! I received a little note in that package from Craig (the owner) saying that they will be coming out with silk/merino yarn soon!

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Bare Naked Knitspot

I really enjoyed Knitspot’s Fall in Full Colour Club, so when it was announced she was going to have another club starting from February to July I was certainly interested. Then I found out it was going to be about natural undyed fibres and that the focus of the club was to learn about each different fibre we received and a pattern designed to best work with that particular fibres characteristics, I was sold. I think it is a great way to learn about different yarns and fibres and then apply that knowledge with a project.

Should be interesting to see what the next six months of clubbing with Knitspot will bring! I am awaiting the arrival of the first package as they have been sent out already!