Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A New Wool to Love

The Winter Interweave Knits featured an article on a new yarn company, Quince & Co.  Within an hour 1/2 hour of reading the article I had place my first order.  Easily influenced?  Not me! I placed the order on Thursday afternoon.  It shipped on Friday and I received it on Monday.  Pretty quick service, I'd say. 

The fact that their yarn lines are named after birds might have swayed me.  The fact that the beautiful colors are inspired by nature might have swayed me also.  The cost is very reasonable, especially when you consider that this wool is spun in the U.S. from U.S. sheep.  The Lark skeins (sport weight) that I purchased were $5.95 for a 50 g ball/181 yds.  I'll be talking about this wool in an upcoming podcast.  There are 3 skeins of Snap Pea in my stash now.  Actually, not in my stash because I have already started knitting with it. 

From left:  Carrie's Yellow, Storm, Nasturtium, Glacier, Bird's Egg, and Snap Pea.

And yes, it feels just as soft and squishy as it looks.

The package arrived with the wool wrapped in tissue paper and sealed with a "Q" sticker.  There was a lovely postcard with a personal "Thank you" written on it. 


Mette said...

What a gorgeous bowlful of colors. Do you really have the heart use it:)))

Paula said...

I know, Mette. It's so satisfying to just look at it.

Natalie Servant said...

This stuff is wonderful to use! I've knit up my Nasturtium Lark & I've also got Split Pea for me (and River to give away). But isn't the yardage on the Lark 134yds (worsted)? Did you buy the Chickadee?

stringplay said...

I'm looking forward to hearing your review. It looks like lovely stuff.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Paula said...

Yes, I have Chickadee, the sport weight.

Beverly said...

Those colors are so beautiful! And the price is very affordable. Also like the fact that it's a product made in the USA.

I've always wondered how you found The Woolen Rabbit.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, Paula.

Sunsetknitter said...

Beautiful Colors! I wish I didn't have to knit through my stash before I could place an order! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Did the Turkeys make a holiday appearance in your backyard?

KPiep said...

I'll be looking forward to your review. They are absolutely beautiful!

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