Friday, December 08, 2006

Rowan RYC

This pattern is from ClassicCafe- book one - from the RYC collection and the pattern I'm knitting is called Whitney. I bought this over a year and a half ago and only just got around to it.

The yarn is RYC Cashsoft DK and it's so beautiful and soft, a wonderful yarn to knit with, the only thing I don't like about it is that the wool pills quiet a bit. I'm hoping that it will subside with wear. It is a blend of 57% fine merino 33% microfibre and 10% cashmere.

The colour is poppy which appears a bit brighter on the screen then what it really is. It is a real shame that you cannot buy the RYC range in Australia. For some strange reason when it was released by Rowan they decided not to distribute this range to Australia. I know that with the internet we can get anything we want with a click of the fingers (or in this case the keyboard), but if you don't want to spend huge amounts on postage then it's not so much of a convenience and not very healthy for your credit card either, especially if you tend to be a bit of a yarn addict like myself. Blogger is playing up on me, so if the heading doesn't look right I am sorry everyone, I've tried to fix it several times and can not do it.

Must go and have some dinner and do some serious ironing, I know, you ask "who irons these days" I do ( yep I probably need my head read). I use to have an ironing lady but since business is not doing so well I had to give her up.

If you would like to check out what we make, you can see it here.


Donna said...

I love the colour, Helen! I buy my Rowan from an eBay seller, whose name I can't remember right now, and from I find English Yarns are really reasonable with their shipping rates.

fitknit said...

I had coffee with a friend this morning who told me her husband had accidently taken her bag of ironing to the tip. Sounds like the perfect place for it if you ask me!!

monica said...

What a lovely color of red. can't wait to see more it. I still iron here too, you are not alone.

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monica said...

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