More yarn! I have been very good this year and bought hardly any yarn, so I am not feeling too guilty about splurging on this beautiful hand-dyed skein from Countess Ablaze. Nerds Prefer Their Rainbows Darker is a colourway I have been wanting for some time so I finally took the plunge and bought it during a free-postage weekend. That said, all prices, including postage, is reasonable and I recommend this indie dyer to those who love hand-dyed wool. I paid £15 for this, which is a great price.
I first came across Countess Ablaze on Etsy shortly before she closed her shop there. At the time, I fell in love with another colourway entirely: Frenzy in the Tia Merino base yarn. Next time I will definitely get myself some of that!
This Nerds Prefer Their Rainbows Darker is wonderfully soft and I love the colours. It also contains silver stellina for that extra sparkle, so it is no wonder I couldn't resist. The yarn base is called Viscount of Spark due to the sparkle, and it also contains 75% merino wool and 20% nylon. Excellent for socks, but the yarn is so wonderful that I am worried about knitting socks from it. I don't want to damage it! However, the yarn is machine washable, so I am probably worrying about nothing. The skein weighs 100 grams and gives you 400 metres of yarny goodness.
I am glad I bought it! I took a calculated risk and went for it after only hearing good things about Countess Ablaze yarns. I can tell it will be a pleasure to knit and can't wait.
Have you tried her yarns, too? What do you think? What other indie yarn dyers do you recommend?