10.7.15

It's been a while... Let's talk yarn!

So much for my resolution to blog more often... What can I say... It's been busy! The next posts will be a roundup of what I've been up to crochet- & yarnwise. I realised that I've never given a proper account of the lovely yarn I sourced when I was in Thailand earlier this year. So let me make up for that hiatus in this post. And I'll squeeze in a cappuccinno with coconut milk here and there. Just because. ;-)

ByHaafner, crochet, yarn, cotton, coconut cappuccino


Maybe you remember my search for yarns when I was in Thailand last year, I wrote about it here and here. This year - through dedication and perseverance (read: my obsessive compulsive yarn-related behaviour) - I found some other lovely yarns.

Like this amaaaazing shiny fine cotton (suitable for a 2.5 - 3.5 mm hook) in the top picture and the three below. Apparently it's made in Japan, but I have no further information. Unfortunately... If you recognize this yarn and know where it's manufactured, I'd love to hear!

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^ Working on a mystery project during a lunch break... ;-)

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Just to clarify: I've bought more colours than you see in these pics, but I wouldn't mind getting my hands on even more... ;-) It's definitely one of my favourite yarns.

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Then there were these pretty bobbins with handspun and plant dye fine cotton...

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I love the irregularities in it and its slightly wool-ish (the pink one) and linen-ish (the grey one) appearance. Here's a closer look:

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And this - huge - skein.... This too is handspun and plant dye cotton. I like the texture, it's quite different. Not sure what to make with it yet.

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Oh, and before I forget, I got these lovely shades of embroidery floss... Which was actually a bit of a yarn fail, 'cause I didn't notice all the ends and thought I was buying adorable mini skeins of regular yarn. Ha! So much for being a connoisseur, right? ;-) However, the colours inspired the super talented Cornel Strydom to create these mittens that - for sure - are the prettiest mittens I ever laid my eyes on. Click here to admire them! (I just can't get over how lovely they are.)

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More Crochet & Coconut (one of my favourite combinations!) to end this post. With another glimpse of my mystery project...

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I hope you enjoyed my little yarn tour... Did you buy new yarns recently? Or are you on a  strict yarn diet?

Many thanks for your kind visit. Much appreciated! I wish you a most lovely weekend.


21 comments:

  1. What lovely yarns you've collected! I do appreciate those close-up photographs that show the yarns' textures so well.
    I agree with you about those amazing pastel, multi-stich crochet/knit mitts. Wow!
    I've not bought and yarn recently, but am trying to make the most of my accumulation of yarns in various blue, green, cream, pink yarns in a fair isle design I've been working on for months. Slow going but fun to see the colors working together.
    xo

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    1. Hi Frances, Thanks for your message and kind words. I admire your fair isle works - a lot! I wish I could knit... BTW I still have an envelope lying here waiting to be send to you... I'll see to that this week! Enjoy your Sunday, xh

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  2. You are VERY kind!
    You inspire me.
    Thank you!
    C x

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    1. Awh, thank y o u ! Have a lovely day! xh

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  3. The sweet embroidery floss is so delicious... as are your lovely pink scissors!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the pink scissors were also a find in Thailand. And who could resist another cute pair? ;-) I know I can't! Lovely day to you!

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  4. The little glimpse of your mystery project is very intriguing! Can't wait for the reveal. Lovely yarn, the grey bobbin is gorgeous. Sam xx

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    1. Thank you! That project has been much fun to work on so far. Can't wait to share it! Have a wonderful day! xh

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  5. The yarn looks lovely, where in Thailand did you buy it?

    Jo

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    1. Thanks! Mainly in Chiang Mai. Are you heading in that direction?

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  6. Some lovely yarn there! you will come up with some nice things i know. X

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    1. Ah, that's really sweet ~ thank you! Have a lovely Sunday, xh

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  7. I'm going to be in Thailand in November. We won't have a huge amount of time. Can you share the names and addresses of the shops you found? The Hubs will be happier to hunt with me if we have addresses. Thanks, Diane

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    1. I can imagine... ;-) I'll see if I can mark them on a map for you. As I know where to find them but don't have names.

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    2. PS. Which cities will you be visiting?

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    3. Bangkok and then over to Kanchanaburi and Hellfire Pass. We have an extra day, but I doubt we'll be able to get to Chaing Mai. Did you find any yarn stores - wool, too? - in Bangkok? Thank you for your time, Diane

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  8. Hello Haafner, what a wonderful post. I enjoyed feasting my eyes on all that gorgeous yarn. You are very lucky to have found such treasures!! And your photos show them so well.
    I agree, Cornel's mittens are wonderful!!!
    Can't wait to see what you will make!

    Well, I can't seem to stop myself from buying more yarn. Last week I found some beautiful variegated cotton tape yarn in bright colours and now I'm making a funky granny square top!!! (yarn is Allegro by Lana Grossa.) also currently knitting a colourful jumper and working on #rusticlacesquares.
    Enjoy your summer!
    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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    1. Hey Ingrid,
      Thanks for your very kind words! Yes, I'm very happy I found these yarns! And Cornel's mittens are pure eye candy.
      I'm glad that I'm not the only one who can't stop purchasing more yarn. ;-) Your works-in-progress sound wonderful. Happy crocheting & a lovely summer to you too!
      xh

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  9. Hi I found your blog whilst looking for shops that sell natural yarn in Chiang Mai. You have a really nice blog and lovely work, and i happened to have caught the crochet bug, after years of being sure i prefer knitting, crocheting is amazing and a lot more portable, I have just moved to Chiang Mai and whilst it's easy to find lots of beautiful things yarn seems to be tricky to source if you don't want acrylic. Please could you let me know where you found these yarns. Thank you very much, Kelly

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