Sunday, February 14, 2016

In Memoriam: Beloved Yarns That Are No More

Some yarns are here forever (Briggs and Little's Regal); some yarns we wish were here forever are gone. Here's my list of faves that have passed into history. In most cases, it's because the company making the yarn disappeared, or was sold. In the latter instances, sometimes a yarn is still available under the old name, but the quality of the yarn has declined (Patons' yarns are the best example of this). For whatever reason, here's my list. Feel free to add to it. I'd love to know what yarns you mourn.

1. Rowan Magpie (such beautiful colours)
2. Rowan DDK
3. Patons Classic Merino (from before the company sold out)
4. Patons Kroy sock, both 3-ply and 4-ply (from before the company sold out)
5. Kamouraska (there's a trip down memory lane!)
6. Brunswick Germantown
7. Brunswick Pomfret
8. St. Denis Nordique

My aran jumper continues to grow.

The cold snap continues. Yesterday afternoon I took this pic showing the clouds forming over the open lake. Look on the right side at the weird columns of vapour (or perhaps ice crystals--it was minus 25C at the time) rising off the water. Never seen this before.

It's supposed to warm up to near the freezing point by tomorrow, thank goodness.


  1. Oh, I remember that, along with those glorious 1990s patterns for it.

  2. I loved Germantown. The colors were so rich and it was a dream to knit.

  3. Brrr that looks cold! The knitting on the other hand looks wonderful

    1. Well, as of today, the lake is ice covered, even as the air temperature rises to about minus 5C. A blizzard is on its way, apparently. Looks like we're going to have winter after all.

  4. Yikes! I flew into this weather after leaving New Orleans at 70 degrees F.