I arrived home from my work day at the local yarn shop Wednesday and what was sitting on the side stairs waiting for me? A nice big box. Now, I was expecting a few deliveries containing yarns from a few major distributors to do reviews on but I wasn't really expecting anything that would be coming in a big parcel.
Imagine my surprise when this big box was from Knitting Fever! When I sent my inquiry asking if they would be open to sending me some yarns to review on the web page and they replied they were happy to do so I was figuring I'd get four or five yarns since the website was so new. Don't get me wrong I was truly hoping for ten to fifteen different yarns, and wishfully hoping for more, so I could have plenty of review material but I didn't want to get my hopes up. I was not, in a million years, expecting such a big box. I kid you not I could not get into the house fast enough to open this mystery box so I could see (and touch) the wonders it contained. When I opened the box from Knitting Fever you would have thought Publisher's Clearing House had knocked on my front door. There were twenty five skeins of yarns from various lines for review!
Once I managed to get past the giddiness of so much fiber in front of me I had to see exactly what beauties I was going to get the chance work with so I could start doing my homework. There were a few in there that I have worked with before and you will see them featured in upcoming reviews however there were also many yarns I had not gotten to use, mainly due to financial restraints preventing me from buying for the sake of trying something out. As much as I would like to spend the funds for the light bill on new yarn the electric company always seems to threaten to turn the lights off if I do.
Juasco DK - New Fall 2014
I hope you are all as excited as I am about the upcoming reviews. I definitely have my work (and fun) cut out for me in putting these yarns through their paces over the weeks to come! The first review of these yarns will be Mirasol's Ushya Suya.