I want to introduce you to a new level of yarny loveliness.  It’s called Tiptoe, and its a heavyish 4ply/fingering.  The best bit is it’s made from 80% superfine alpaca and 20% silk, and it really is to die for. It’s super soft, and has the cool, smooth feel that you get with really good alpaca, and a kind of drapyness and weight from the silk.  There’s 262 metres per 100g which makes it almost a light DK.  It would make the most luxurious socks, probably on 2.75-3mm.  Haven’t test knitted it yet, but will soon. I just HAVE to knit with this one!

Two colours in the shop now, and more on the way-swinging in the sunshine!

If only you could put you hand into the picture and give it a squish!  Ahhhhhhhh.

I’ve got more to tell you, so stay right where you are!!

I’m sure you’ll agree there is no substitute for seeing, feeling and sniffing yarny goodness.  The internet is a great place, but………. . Well, now you can.  If you want to squidge the sock yarn, just pop along to The Knitting Parlour in Malvern.  And if you want to see the whole range, I will be having a stall about once a month at The Cotswold Craft Market in Cirencester, Glos. Dates yet to be confirmed, but as soon as I know, you’ll know!

And another thing…….

We at APYarns are a compassionate pair.  We also don’t like to see anything going to waste, so we’ve decided to launch a line alongside our luxury yarns which we’re calling ‘Rescue Yarn’.  We acquire yarn that is no longer loved, saving it from an eternity in lofts and long forgotted backs of cupboards, and give it an Artist’s Palette makeover.  The yarn becomes once again happy and desirable!  So far, the yarns we have acquired are all thicker than our standard range, and are robust fellows.  With a rougher feel than the new yarns, these would be great for accessories.  Bags spring to mind, and as they are not superwash treated, they should felt fabulously.  They’re under New Products, but here’s a quick peek…

Not bad, huh?

Off to stir the porridge and stop the kids killing each other! xx