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YarnPosted by Ann Helen Fri, April 24, 2009 14:47:50
I did a mistake when buying some yarn for a project I have in mind, as I had suitable yarn for that already. Well, that's how it is sometimes, if I come across some nice yarn at a good price. Sine none of the yarn had been used or even taken out of the bag, I was fortunate enough to take it back to the store; Ulla Garn og Broderi in Drammen.
They have a great selection of yarn, and I was finally tempted to bring home this big, pretty skein of laceweight yarn (can also be knitted double stranded for fingering weight). It is Cherry Tree Hill Merino Lace (pure merino - hand dyed) in the colorway Quarry Hill:
Please notice the lovely silky look! Think the colors look quite natural on these photos.

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YarnPosted by Ann Helen Sun, March 29, 2009 00:28:30

Just want to show you these two skeins bought from

Fleece Artist and Hand Maiden are both hand dyed yarn from Canada. They dye the most gorgeous yarn that deserves pretty projects! My plans are lace shawls; something I've never done before, but there's a first time for everything!

The first photos are my own, and the second photos are borrowed from

Let me introduce you to Fleece Artist Suri Blue - pure alpaca - in the colorway peacock.
My photo seems to show off my skein in a more accurate color, but as you can imagine, due to the hand-dying, colors can vary a lot.

And the other increadibly soft and gorgeous yarn is Hand Maiden Mini Maiden - 50% wool and 50% silk - colorway aurora.

Again: no photo can show off the structure, quality and color of these yarns!


YarnPosted by Ann Helen Sat, March 21, 2009 23:12:26

Have ordered a few hanks of beautiful hand-dyed yarn from online shops (I've never come across them in a "regular" shop). And I haven't been disappointed; both colors and quality are wonderful! Can't wait to get started, but will start with some "fast and easy" projects first. They will be presented in Knitting as I get started or finish them, so please be patient smiley