Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ode to Test Knitters

When Diane and I first started Just Our Yarn, we made all the samples ourselves.  In no time at all, we realized that was not going to be practical.  Enter the test knitters!  In addition to creating the gorgeous samples you get to see and touch, test knitters also give us feedback on the patterns and instructions.  While getting 300 pounds of yarn in the mail can be exciting, I love the gratification of getting samples back, so I thought I’d share what was in the latest packages:

Flared Smoke Ring Cowl in Mira

Mira is a luscious cashmere lurex we decided to try. We don’t have hundreds of pounds of it so you won’t find it on the website. Check out the show schedule for where to get an up close and personal experience with this yarn.

Pearls of Wisdom in angora/wool (LE15)

LE means it’s a limited edition yarn, in other words we liked it, bought it and can’t get it again. 

Lily Shawl in Myne

This shawl continues to be a favorite and we’ve had it knit again in another colorway. The cashmere feels wonderfully decadent and the beads add just a bit of glitz.

Wonder what next week’s mail will bring…..........