Thursday, 15 November 2007
Bendigo Mills is having a sale. Free postage in Australia over $30 of wool.
Each of these balls is 200 gm. The three in the front left are part of the Classic range which comes in 5 and 8 ply. This is dark plum, celery and blue in 5 ply. Possibly socks for grandkids, although I like the plum myself and also other goodies. I have some other Classic in my stash and think I will make some 8 ply hats and scarves to be given to a charity which works with those on the streets here. I know someone who works with this group.
The two balls of lilac to the right of them are for a shawl. A mix of merino, bluefaced leicester and some mohair, about 10 %. I haven't used this before.
The 5 balls at the back are all 8 ply alpaca. Black, grey, pistachio and a beautiful soft blue. They are gorgeously soft and squishy and I could sit and pet and squeeze them for a long time. They feel beautiful. i've just made myself an alpaca hat and short scarf and have no real plans yet for this. However, at the price, I could not resist.
All up, about $120. Click on image to enlarge.