mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… new cotton!
I knew it was being delivered this morning by courier so I was practically hanging on the gate looking down the road to catch first glimpse of the truck. For our Jam Tarts goodies, we’re pretty much only using cotton now and consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have a company in Cape Town that hand dyes and balls such beautiful quality cotton. Vinni’s Colours includes three different ranges – Nikkim, Bambi and Serina, and it’s SO HARD to have to choose from the range of colours and not just order every single one.
I felt I couldn’t very well write about our new stock without actually making something from it – herewith a dinky little heart that I found thanks to Lyn over at Craftaceous Period. Designed by Luba Davies and available on Ravelry, this is sweet and simple and took about 2 minutes to make. That’s my kind of heart.
Just FYI, Vinni’s Colours is a wholesaler but if you want to get your hands on some of her wonderful yarn, why not order online through Maryanne over at Woolhogs (another fabulous and proudly-South African business venture)?
To be continued…
* and in case anyone is wondering, No, neither Vinni nor Maryanne has asked me or paid me to promote their businesses!
Wow, such yummy yarns! I’m really quite jealous :) Maybe I should order some…
Oh My gosh Jill my hands and fingers are itching to touch that cotton. I really love cotton yarn, especially the kind that doesn’t separate. Love all the colors you chose and that heart is so adorable. I think you need to make one in each color and string them together to make a bunting. :) Thanks so much for sharing. Love and Hugs, Tamara
I’m sure you have access to all the lovely yarn in the world – there are a couple of good shops in Cape Town that carry imported yarns, but you can imagine how much more expensive that is than any local variety. Vinni’s cottons are affordable and top-quality, so that’s lucky for us. Heart bunting? Really? sigh…ok :-)
I’ve thought of ordering some. Not sure about postage to the UK though does Maryanne post to UK do you know?
indeed she does. and remember that your pound is much much stronger than our poor little rand!
Your little heart looks great in cotton! It looks much less like an alien than mine. :D
Even I can see the appeal of all those colours. Good to road test them straight away……
Eeeeeeeeee what an exciting delivery! I’m so jealous!
I know, it’s very exciting when you get a whole box at once. Thank goodness they’re not doughnuts, they would have been gone by now.
I am seriously addicted to this yarn, and I know I’m going to be using them in the near future!!!!!!!!!!
Love that little heart!
Jill you are fantastic. Thank you. I am so glad that you came to see me a short while ago