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ArtLady1981
05-02-2009, 11:09 PM
Does anyone know of any worsted TWEED that has a LIGHT LEMON colorway? Thanks for your help!

Debbie Bliss Luxury Donegal Tweed has CELERY, which looks yellow, but a shop owner (yarnzilla.com) told me it is really a green.

http://www.yarnzilla.com/images/dbtweed02.JPG
Shore does look yellow to me! But she said it's a green.

crocee
05-02-2009, 11:54 PM
It looks green on my screen. It may look different if you saw it in person as colors look different on each screen.

Jan in CA
05-03-2009, 01:54 AM
It looks like a lemon-lime green to me. Sorry don't know of one!

ArtLady1981
05-03-2009, 02:04 AM
Thank you VERY MUCH!

It looks yellow on my screen! :eyes:

I should prolly buy ONE SKEIN or two...could use them for a scarf or something, before launching into a TWIST cardigan with 10 skeins of the wrong color!

globaltraveler
05-03-2009, 08:47 AM
I have here in my hot little hand a ball of yellow Kilcarra Donegal Tweed in what I believe is their DK weight. (Donegal Yarns, which used to be Kilcarra Yarns, makes yarn for both Tahki and Debbie Bliss.) It's definitely yellow. I bought it yesterday (along with 100 grams of five other colors) to make a hat, and got enough for about three large hats. Want me to send you a bit of it so you can take a look at it? If so, PM me your address, and I'll send it off tomorrow. xox - z

ETA: sorry, I think it's actually Aran now I look at the website of the store where I bought it (http://www.commodum.ie/page6.html). (Their pic of the colors is definitely off. They're much more vibrant than in the pics.) I'm currently knitting it on 3.25mm needles.

E2ndXTA: the flecks are darker yellow and green! Oh, and some white.

imrachel
05-03-2009, 09:04 AM
What about 09008 from this?: http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=5161

ArtLady1981
05-03-2009, 10:37 AM
Hi Global~ Yes! Thanks so much! Aran is what I need!
The yellow looks atrocious on their website, so I'm very happy you have a snippet for me!!! (I messaged you w/ my address.)

Question: their website gives prices with a symbol I don't understand.
What is this symbol? € 12.00 Is that Euros?
I googled the money converter, and 12.00 Euros is $16.19 USD.
The yarn has 350 yds! If I'm guessingright, and the symbol is Euros:
5 sk is 66.60 Euros ($88.41 USD) and includes shipping, no tax to USA address. Total cost is just 5 cents per yard, whereas I paid 5.7 cents per yard for CITY TWEED w/ shipping and sales tax.

The 'lime green' looks EXACTLY like the green Tahki Donegal Tweed I used for my daughter's Central Park Hoodie!!! I'm sure it's the very same stuff!
http://www.commodum.ie/page6_files/Images_06/4824_web20.jpg

Hi Rach~ Yes! I love the yellow #09008! I will google the yarn and see who has it! Thanks for the tip!

THANKS THANKS THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WAS ABLE TO HELP! :happydance:

globaltraveler
05-03-2009, 11:27 AM
Yes, it's euros! I bought five very pretty colors that you wouldn't recognize from the website -- the website colors make it all look darker and dirtier than it is in real life. The colors on the mill's website (http://www.donegalyarns.com/index.php/donegal-yarns-product-range/aran-tweed-shades-and-product-range/) are a lot closer, although all of the flecks don't make it onto the sample, so caveat emptor, those may be missing from any photos. There is someone selling it on EBay (http://stores.ebay.com/Irish-Yarns-and-Crafts) as well, from a store in Ireland - Commodus also ships to the US quite a bit, plus Commodus will ship it by weight in any quantity they have in stock, so if you want an entire sweater's worth and they have a cone in stock in that amount, they'll send you one continuous strand if you want it that way!

The yarn may or may not be still oiled -- I suspect it is, knowing this yarn as Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed. Some people do find it scratchy, although I'm fine with it, especially after washing.

Donegal Yarns does indeed make the Tahki tweed, as well as the Debbie Bliss, so if you're familiar with those, you're probably familiar with the line in general. :)

ArtLady1981
05-03-2009, 12:14 PM
The yarn may or may not be still oiled --

What does 'still oiled' mean?

I always give my tweeds the full spa treatment when I'm blocking! That is to say, I give them a full bath and rinse, using a great product for natural animal fibers! UNICORN FIBER WASH AND RINSE! (http://www.unicornfibre.com/2fibre_wash.htm) Oy, you should SEE the dirt it removes from Malabrigo Merino!

This was the dirt it removed from the BACK & 2 FRONTS of Viveca, (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/viveca)
a rather short, cropped sweater!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/2820765754_d209289f5d.jpg?v=0
Isn't that amazing? I knit real quick, and clean, so this is ALL ANIMAL dirt! The resulting 'white' was amazing. My yarn was the undyed, natural (cream) Malabrigo. I've heard others comment that even the kettle-dyed Malabrigo surrenders a lot of dirt upon washing/rinsing prior to blocking! The dying process prolly removes some dirt, but not all.

This was their rinse water. Yet more dirt surrendered!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2820765520_840ab630fc.jpg?v=0

This is Viv!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/2836819103_20fa27bcdd.jpg

globaltraveler
05-03-2009, 12:22 PM
Donegal Yarns sells it's yarns one of two ways: still with the oil from the spinning in it (I believe that's the stuff for export; I think the trade calls it "hard" when it's still got the oil in, but could be wrong about that), and washed, so the oil isn't in it anymore.

Wow -- that's a lot of dirt in the yarn!

I almost never wear clothes directly from retail racks any more...having worked retail, I know how dirty they get!

I'm off for the evening session...!

Quiltlady
05-03-2009, 12:36 PM
How about Knit Picks new Tweed in the Lemon Curd shade? I have it and I love it. ITs a bit golden not lemon yellow. Check it out.:knitting:

ArtLady1981
05-03-2009, 01:06 PM
I just received the yarn sample cards (for the worsted & dk) in the mail! Yes, the lemon curd is great! Very versatile!

I'm also looking for a true lemony tweed. Lemon curd is definitely warmer, as you said.

Thanks so much for your tip! :hug:

globaltraveler
05-04-2009, 07:01 AM
Dang, I totally forgot it's a bank holiday in Ireland today for May Day, and the post office is closed! It'll be in tomorrow's mail, AL!

ArtLady1981
05-04-2009, 07:22 AM
I am grateful for ANY DAY that you send it! I can hardly wait!
But I'm happy to wait! No problem! Sooo sweet of you to do it at all!

biztec
05-04-2009, 06:22 PM
What does 'still oiled' mean?

I always give my tweeds the full spa treatment when I'm blocking! That is to say, I give them a full bath and rinse, using a great product for natural animal fibers! UNICORN FIBER WASH AND RINSE! (http://www.unicornfibre.com/2fibre_wash.htm) Oy, you should SEE the dirt it removes from Malabrigo Merino!

This was the dirt it removed from the BACK & 2 FRONTS of Viveca, (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/viveca)
a rather short, cropped sweater!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/2820765754_d209289f5d.jpg?v=0
Isn't that amazing? I knit real quick, and clean, so this is ALL ANIMAL dirt! The resulting 'white' was amazing. My yarn was the undyed, natural (cream) Malabrigo. I've heard others comment that even the kettle-dyed Malabrigo surrenders a lot of dirt upon washing/rinsing prior to blocking! The dying process prolly removes some dirt, but not all.

This was their rinse water. Yet more dirt surrendered!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2820765520_840ab630fc.jpg?v=0

This is Viv!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/2836819103_20fa27bcdd.jpg
That. is. absolutely. beautiful. You are my inspiration!

pinktoque
05-04-2009, 06:33 PM
ArtLady, have I mentioned yet today that I want to be you when I grow up? I hope to someday make something half as gorgeous as allllllllllllll of your FOs.

Sorry for hijacking. It just had to be said. :muah:

globaltraveler
05-05-2009, 07:11 AM
It's in the mail!

ArtLady1981
05-05-2009, 07:41 PM
:hug:Thanks! :happydance:

ArtLady1981
05-09-2009, 06:44 PM
Globaltraveler's sample arrived in the mail today! :thumbsup:

Oh, I'm IN LOVE! I never ever thought I'd fine the PERFECT YELLOW, but this IS the perfect yellow! Citron Yellow #4897!

I ordered 6 hanks from them just now! WhooHooo!
(350 yds per hank, according to their website information!)

Thanks again for such a generous 'tidbit'! I'm going to knit myself a little swatch-ette right now! I only imagined a little 3" strand! You were so sweet to send me several yards!

Hugs,

Artlady

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3627/3516165427_e08b229975.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3617/3516977776_fdfddcc327.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3405/3516164495_58b88d2c51.jpg?v=0

Jan in CA
05-09-2009, 08:17 PM
That's s o pretty! It'll look great with your dark hair!

MoniDew
05-09-2009, 10:02 PM
wow! yummy!!! :inlove:

ArtLady1981
05-09-2009, 10:42 PM
Swatch Alert!

Globaltraveler sent me 9 yds! From this I was able to create a gauge swatch for CASSIDY! I got perfect gauge using a US6 needle! 19st=4" and 24rows=4". I wasn't able to knit all 24 rows...but I got more than 12, and from 12 rows I got 2"!

Isn't it beautiful!?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3516586981_7bdd234c27.jpg?v=0

And here is the pattern, CASSIDY!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3543/3485339987_1ccd8d7132.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/3516587429_01dd53645e.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3537/3517412324_87856c5d91.jpg?v=0

globaltraveler
05-11-2009, 07:55 AM
Omigosh, that's going to look great in that pattern!

No troubles -- what's the point of sending a yarn sample if you can't knit a little swatch from it? :)

Debbie
05-11-2009, 08:26 AM
I just LOVE this place (KnittingHelp). We are an amazing, wonderful, helpful, cool, special, group of amazing, wonderful, helpful, cool, special people. There is never a problem .. personal or knitting that does not get full attention from someone. There is never an accomplishment ... personal or knitting that does not get full recognition and praise. Where else would someone bother to send a bunch of string across an ocean to someone who would appreciate that bunch of string and treat it like gold! I am blessed to be a part of this group!

biztec
05-12-2009, 08:07 AM
That pattern is going to be gorgeous in that yarn! I can't wait to see the finished product. I'm so envious of your ability. How long did it take for you to become so accomplished?

ArtLady1981
05-12-2009, 02:12 PM
I've been knitting since 1970. :aww: Should I be admitting that? :teehee:

Couldn't knit as much when all of our children were home. But after the last one walked out the door and straight down the aisle, I've had a lot more time for myself! (oh, that was 1999!) :happydance:

The ole Empty Nest has a knitter sitting right smack dab in the middle of it! :knitting:

KnittingNat
05-12-2009, 02:44 PM
I asked for exactly same yarn for my birthday and my mom and sister ordered me 3 skeins of Lime Green for my CPH. It's absolutely gorgeous, the colors are much better than on the screen. ArtLady, i'm glad you've found them!

MerigoldinWA
05-12-2009, 02:48 PM
That is just gorgeous!! I love that yarn. Yellow is a nice and that is a nice yellow. The pattern is cool and together they will be great. How nice to have Globaltraveler send you 9 whole yards of yarn. I hope she won't end up 9 yards short on something.

globaltraveler
05-13-2009, 08:14 AM
Nope, not short on anything -- I'd decided to get simply 100 grams, and then just make a few things to sell in order to defray the costs of the yarn, so 9 yards wasn't any skin off my teeth whatsoever! Anyway, they sell by the gram at the woolens place down the street, so I could have bought a few grams easily enough to send it out as a sample! :)

Lucy78green
05-14-2009, 05:38 PM
The Spinners have a new website (http://www.donegalyarns.com)

ArtLady1981
05-18-2009, 04:53 PM
Yay! I can highly recommend this yarn shop (http://www.commodum.ie/page6.html) in Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland! At the Commodum! I ordered on a Saturday, he emailed a thank you note later that day, I asked a question about shipping times, he answered immediately. He shipped on that Monday, and the mailman delivered it to my door on the very next Monday!!!

I don't get yarn from WEBS this fast!

Anyway, here is my lemon tweed!
CITRON YELLOW #4897

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/3543402628_8df939fb6a.jpg?v=0

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2294/3542594039_ef6302cbe6.jpg?v=0


Certificate of Authenticity!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2104/3543400742_6321972f63.jpg?v=0



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/3543401404_b3c3d9688a.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3627/3543900106_ea793cd16c.jpg?v=0

Thanks again to all of you who helped me find my lemon yellow tweed!
And a special thanks to Zina, our Globaltraveler, who shops at this very LYS!
http://www.commodum.ie/images/outsideuphill.jpg

MerigoldinWA
05-18-2009, 05:18 PM
Lovely yarn, and good service. Can't beat that.

globaltraveler
06-11-2009, 12:06 PM
They're very good at Commodum, and they take their web orders very seriously -- when I ordered 100 grams of 5 different colors off the big cones of yarn they keep in the store, he asked if I wouldn't mind coming back later in the day (so that he could get the Web orders ready for the postman first, not that he said so, but since he was in the middle of measuring and winding about a jillion balls of wool, I could tell!).

Irishmam
06-12-2009, 08:45 AM
Guess who is going to Co. Kerry on her holidays??? I am so going to this shop. All I have to do is ditch the hubby and 3 kids - can you imagine the damage my 2 and 4 year olds could do there?

Irishmam

globaltraveler
06-12-2009, 02:00 PM
You'll really like the shop -- they've lots of handcrafts all over the place, along with framed art and more!

But of course the best bit is the part to the left of the door as you walk in...cones and cones of Donegal Tweed yarn! :)

One of the other knitwear shops in town (the one next to the SuperValu at the bottom of Green Street) carries DK weight tweed in limited amounts - very limited in color range, though.

When are your holidays? We should meet up and have a cup of coffee or tea and do some knitting. :)

ETA: Oops, I think it's ARAN weight they carry...sorry about that!

ArtLady1981
06-12-2009, 03:28 PM
:mrgreen: This is me, green with envy!

Have a great time, and take photos of the shop for us!!!

Lucy78green
06-12-2009, 06:08 PM
I'm working in County Donegal at the minute, and I've been contemplating visiting the mill at Kilcar (where the stuff is spun), but I know it'll take me at least an hour to travel across the county to get there, and I probably wont get out of work in time to make it before closing time, but I think they sell it in Donegal town too, which may be a more realistic goal.
I don't really NEED any more wool, but I seem to keep acquiring it...

globaltraveler
06-12-2009, 10:09 PM
Oooh, if you make it, Lucy, tell us if they carry any other of the fancy, other weight yarns -- apparently they do spin other versions of their yarns for certain companies.

Irishmam
06-13-2009, 05:38 AM
Zina - we are in Kerry the 3rd week of August, but only for 4 days. I would love to meet up for a coffee if time allows.

Lucy - I hope you get to Donegal in time. I am visiting the Foxford Woollen Mills soon, with my daughter's school on their summer trip - get them young I say. I bet they will have a stunning selection!

Isn't it great to see that Ireland is still forging ahead in this traditional but modern industry!

globaltraveler
06-13-2009, 02:23 PM
Well, we'll see if I'm able to make it back in the country. I'm hoping to take some classes in Irish (a Chinese American fiddler who speaks Irish with a Kerry accent ought to confuse a few people), so we'll see if they'll let me back in for that!

Irishmam
06-14-2009, 07:49 AM
Good luck with the Irish. I am actually English and living here 13 years. I am picking it up with my daughter in school but it is HARD. That is a great visual I have of you now - knitting with 2 violin bows.

globaltraveler
06-14-2009, 12:19 PM
Thanks, I suspect I'll need it. The vowel sounds aren't something that I've ever been exposed to before, so it's a pretty uphill battle...

Lucy78green
06-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Oooh, if you make it, Lucy, tell us if they carry any other of the fancy, other weight yarns -- apparently they do spin other versions of their yarns for certain companies.

I did a quick review of my visit this week on the Irish Yarn Shops thread (http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/irish-knitters/116225/426-450#441) in the Irish knitters group in Ravelry. I keep going back to edit it as I remember stuff!

globaltraveler
06-21-2009, 01:30 PM
Thanks, Lucy! What a lot of fun it sounds like you're having going through these shops -- and new socks and such besides. ;)