Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I don't believe it!

No, it isn't being exclaimed in mild annoyance at something that has peed me off, rather in a state of great excitement.

Nundle Woolen Mill now produce a Hemp-Wool blend! In both 8 and 20-ply. How exciting is this? I could actually be knitting things in a hemp-wool blend, from my very own fair Australian shores!!!

Normally exciting things like this take place elsewhere and I wait impatiently for things like bamboo yarn to appear on my local yarn stores shelves.

While at $10 for a 50gm ball of 8ply is quite pricey, it's probably cheaper than an already knitted tea cosy out of this new blend which retails for $42!!!! Or fingerless gloves for $33, at that price I'll make my own I think.

Until next time,
A very excited redhead and damn proud of it!


Sharon said...

$42 for a tea cosy??? Suzi we are definately in the wrong state!!

2paw said...

OK, it's lovely, if expensive, when made into something!! But where are the colours?? Is there a green??????

metal and knit said...

geee it is pricey but i guess in time it will drop i heard bengio was trialling it as well but when it comes on the market i dunno

amanda j said...

Hemp and wool . . . I have not used any natural fibres except wool and silk. I look forward to trying this one! As for Little Purl, she is so busy being 13 - email her via me! See if you can move her!

MrsDrWho said...

I would like to leave a comment but all I can think of is......
la la la la la la la la la la la
I have over done the reading of knitting blogs.
I either have to find other blogs to read...or take up knitting .
Off to look for blogs.

msfortuknit said...

Wow Suz'
This sounds great! Im gonna have to do a purchase! I mean! Gawd Suzi! Your such a pusher! hahaha

On my way