Hi there yarn friends!! This week we have a brand new yarn that is particularly special. This yarn is a gorgeous, hand-spun 100% Mongolian Camel Wool. What makes it so special is the cause it supports!
This wonderful yarn we get through an organization called the Snow Leopard Trust. As you know (or might not know) Snow Leopards come from the mountain highlands of Central Asia and are in danger disappearing from our planet forever! These beautiful, endangered creatures are hunted for their fur which is highly valued in Central Asia. Many poachers are local residents who live in Snow Leopard habitats. These regions face high levels of poverty and poaching offers them income for food, shelter, and medicine. Through the Snow Leopard Trust, nomadic communities that share the mountains with these beautiful creatures, are able to sell hand spun yarns and traditional crafts to earn money. This exchange relieves the economic pressures that can drive poachers to hunt the Snow Leopards, which helps protect these wild cats and their prey. While the quailty of life improves for these communities, Snow Leopards are given a greater chance of survival! Help us help them by purchasing this beautiful yarn! I’m gonna make a hat for my sweetie who was very impressed that there is such an organization. Will share later! If you would like to read more about the Snow Leopards and Snow Leopard Trust click here
There area few other goodies we got in this week that you must see! If you are someone who can’t get enough bling in their life (like yours truely) we got some fun new yarn for you! By Katia, we have “Grace” and “Greta”
Grace is a “net like” yarn with a pretty metallic edging. We simply took a crochet hook and did a chain stitch, poking through each hole along the top of the yarn. The result...a pretty little scarf thats more like a piece of jewlery...
|me trying to be a good little model :)|
Greta is a “ribbon type” yarn with the same metallic edging. We did the same thing, just doing a simple chain stitch with a crochet hook, but you get a different but equally beautiful look...
Love this! These only take minutes to make and are so easy a child can make one!! Makes a great gift! Get a head start on Christmas gifts!!!
We have a brand new “carry along” yarn too with little sequins attached! It’s by Marks & Kattens and is called “Pajett”....
Hold this along with any plain yarn to jazz it up with some bling!! Or use it for a feling project by holding it along with the wool you are using. When the wool felts the bling stays for a cool effect!! Come check it out!
If you need something to put all this new yarn in....we have some great new project bags by Knit Picks. These bags are clear so you can see all your goodies inside! Why hide that gorgeous yarn?! Be proud. Show it off.
The come in a range of sizes...a tiny zippered pouch for tools, and the bags come in small, medium, and large. With the plastic bag ban now in effect in Monterey (not here in Pacific Grove yet, but soon to be) these bags are very helpful and affordable!!
That’s just about all I have time for this week yarn pals....there will be more to share next week so please check back!! Have a great weekend if you get a chance, come see us!