One of the first online purchases of yarn that I ever made was last year about this time, when I bought from lotusblossom on ebay. I love love love this yarn. Last year, the same colorway had a little more green in it, but it knits up so beautifully as lace that I actually impulse-bought a skein this year. :)( Collapse )
I have about 2/3 of my original skein left, and this one is another 700 yards. I am thinking a nice spring/summer shawl, something filmy and light and airy.
The content is acrylic and kid mohair. It's a soft, sticky yarn--by which I mean that it sticks to itself in the skein and can be hard to handle until it's wound into a ball. I recommend patience and a ball winder & swift if possible. :)
The texture looks wavy in the skein, but you don't see it so much once it's knitted up. Because of the mohair, it's not great for super detailed lace, but it looks great on simple patterns. I used it for "Rabbit Tracks", which I found in last year's Knitting pattern-a-day calendar. The scarf has a very vintage look to it, as though it's been worn for years but has been cared for and loved. The color is very soothing and calming, again, very delicate.
I know this isn't a mass-produced yarn, but lotusblossom has such nice colorways, and I thought you'd like to know what someone who's used the yarn had to say. I think Fluffo is a very silly name, but it makes up for the name by being one of my favorite--and only--laceweight yarns in my stash.
My current WIP is a pair of green alpaca socks for my honey. I'm also working on a scarf for my mom, but that's not going to be photographed until it's blocked. XD Ahh, the glory of lace.
So yes. The yarn is some no-name brand that my LYS owner imports from South America. It says "Alpaca Soft" on the label, and that's about it. :) No dye lot, no nothin'. The one my husband chose is forest green with almost gold longer hairs spun in. Not my first choice of colorway, but they knit up really nicely and they do look masculine, which I suppose is the point, isn't it? :) He just wanted socks to keep his feet warm while at home; at least he won't be wearing through them with his shoes.
He THINKS he's getting tube socks, but I think I may do a heel. There is nothing like a pair of socks made specifically for your feet. I'm not using a pattern; I just checked the number to cast on approximately and then I'm going from there. The body is stockinette on size 5 dpns, and the ribbing is k2p2 on size 3 dpns.
Sock modeled by my wacom tablet. :)( Collapse )ETA: sorry, this was accidentally x-posted only to my personal journal. I meant to put it up HERE in this comm, but forgot to change where it went. I will remove it from my LJ if the mods request, since this was the intended target. XD