03-22-2006, 05:29 AM
has anyone purchased yarn from blackberry ridge (http://www.blackberry-ridge.com/index.htm)?? This is the place that has the lucy bag pattern, and their yarns are beautiful--totally in love with the colors of the kaleidoscope yarn (http://www.blackberry-ridge.com/kaldyarn.htm) (230 yds per skein for 15.00?). And has anyone seen this shawl (http://www.blackberry-ridge.com/fldrshl.htm) :inlove:???? I wish I had the patience for something like that....
Anyway, curious about the yarn, quality, itchiness factor, shipping etc...
03-22-2006, 05:39 AM
I :heart: the Blackberry Ridge merino!!!! So, so yummy. Minimally processed, so not a lot of chemicals. Very, very soft and yet it doesn't pill much at all. It almost has the feel of a cotton/silk blend when you're working with it, to the point that you forget it's wool. Seriously delicious stuff.
I have some things I've made using BBR ... have to see if I can find some pics of them and post 'em for you. My personal favorite colorway is the English Garden! (Love the Firecracker and Sierra Madre, too. Actually, I don't think there's one I don't like. :lol:) I don't know how the colors are showing up on your monitor, but on mine they're a bit lighter and more washed out than they are IRL. Just FYI. (Like the Watermelon is actually a much deeper, darker blend of greens.)
One note of caution, though. The BBR is nearly impossible to felt. Even just to do a felted join. I have no idea why, as it's 100% wool, and it's not superwash (as I mentioned, minimally processed), but it is. I made my first felted project with BBR and was so ticked off when I washed it TEN plus times and nada.