Sunday, March 28, 2010

Open your home to Stray Cat

As usual Mom and I did a little dying on Friday. This time around we focused on Stray Cat:Clockwise from top: Stormy Seas, Mermaid's Delight, Apple Blossom, Peach Blossom and Mermaid's Treasure.

We introduced Stray Cat just a few months ago. It's a lovely sport weight 100 per cent Superwash Merino.

So what can you make with it? Hats, mitts, scarves, shawls.... the list is pretty much endless. Its washability makes it great for slightly heavier than traditional socks and of course, baby items. The merino gives it a softness that makes it great for any project you want to wear close to your skin. I have a tank-top in my queue and once I clear out a few wips, I'll be dying up some Stray Cat just for it.

Right now there are two skeins of each colourway available and each skein has 274 yards of knitterly possibilities.

In addition to the Stray Cat, Mom was also playing with a new yarn:Introducing the newest member of the Wandering Cat litter - House Cat. Colours clockwise from top are: Bullrush, Grape Hyacinth, Neopolitan, Merlot, and Chocolate Covered Cherries.

House Cat is a great plain-jane fingering weight, 100% Merino - no silk, no cashmere, not even a splash of nylon - just pure unadulterated woolly goodness. It's great for knitters who don't like nylon in their socks, and it's also wonderful for shawls, scarves and baby items. There are 400 yards to a skein and the yarn has a nice twist giving it the right amount of sproing.

Mom has already claimed Merlot for her personal stash, but the rest are up in the shop and ready to make themselves comfortable in your stash!


zoom said...

Lovely, all of it, especially that Mermaid's Delight.

lexa said...

Pretty, pretty yarns!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oooh those are all so pretty!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful yarn - I'm so tempted by the Chocolate Covered Cherries...