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Jan in CA
10-12-2009, 05:46 PM
As many of you may remember I'm extremely sensitive to wool. I can knit with it fine, but anything on my neck, chest and shoulders is itchy...yes, even malabrigo. ~sigh~ Anyway, the manager at my LYS brought some new yarn over and asked me to feel it. As usual it felt soft to my hands and cheek, but the "chest test" is the important one.. It wasn't bad at first try so I bought a couple skeins to try. OMG! I think this is one I can finally tolerate! Of course I haven't given it a long afternoon test, but really think I can deal with this! It's so incredibly soft and so nice to knit with! :inlove: It's called Leche (http://www.knittingfever.com/c/queensland-collection/yarn/queensland-collection-leche/)and is by Queensland Collection. I'm using the pink for this scarf.

So here you go. No pattern yet, but I'll write it up when I'm done if anyone is interested. It's very fast and easy.
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/677417857_Bu9nf-M.jpg

auburnchick
10-12-2009, 06:50 PM
Congrats on the find! What a lovely scarf too! I love the texture!!

stitchabit
10-12-2009, 07:19 PM
I really like your pattern. Very different from the scarf patterns I have seen.

sgtpam
10-12-2009, 08:31 PM
....

So here you go. No pattern yet, but I'll write it up when I'm done if anyone is interested. It's very fast and easy.

If we're interested?....so, that's a joke...right? Have you ever known this group to not be interested in a new pattern:rofl:

mks22300
10-12-2009, 10:22 PM
Looks like it's going to be very pretty! :)

wezyus
10-13-2009, 03:14 AM
its beautiful

KnittingNat
10-13-2009, 05:41 AM
Looks wonderful and i'm glad to hear to found yarn you can wear :woohoo:

mwhite
10-13-2009, 08:49 AM
The yarn looks so soft! Great pattern!!! :yay: :yay:

WandaT
10-13-2009, 08:55 AM
Awesome! Glad you may have found a wool you can tolerate! and the pattern is unique!! Great job!

margz3
10-13-2009, 03:31 PM
:yay: That's awesome Jan!! Love the color and the pattern! Keeping Crossed Fingers Crossed Fingers that this passes the "time" test!!

melmac51
10-13-2009, 03:42 PM
Jan, this is really pretty. Hope it's as comfortable for you as it is pretty!

ArtLady1981
10-13-2009, 04:02 PM
Oh, wonderful Jan! So happy to hear that you've found your IT yarn! It has a great fiber content! Some merino, some silk, some others! Yay! And, the nice thing is IT'S A QUALITY YARN!

OffJumpsJack
10-13-2009, 05:31 PM
Reading to the end of thread and no pattern yet! :roll:

Are you a knitter or not? :)

Oh. Well, the obvious answer could explain why you are still knitting and not posting a pattern?

Jan in CA
10-13-2009, 05:45 PM
Jack.. :roflhard:

I need to buy another skein or two and finish the scarf up THEN I'll write the pattern. It's fast so should be soon. :thumbsup:

OffJumpsJack
10-14-2009, 09:51 AM
As many of you may remember I'm extremely sensitive to wool. I can knit with it fine, but anything on my neck, chest and shoulders is itchy...yes, even malabrigo. ~sigh~ Anyway, the manager at my LYS brought some new yarn over and asked me to feel it. As usual it felt soft to my hands and cheek, but the "chest test" is the important one.. It wasn't bad at first try so I bought a couple skeins to try. OMG! I think this is one I can finally tolerate! Of course I haven't given it a long afternoon test, but really think I can deal with this! It's so incredibly soft and so nice to knit with! :inlove: It's called Leche (http://www.knittingfever.com/c/queensland-collection/yarn/queensland-collection-leche/)and is by Queensland Collection. I'm using the pink for this scarf.


I immediately recognized Leche as the Spanish word for milk. :zombie: So, I went looking about and found a few brands of yarn that contain milk. Does it feel wet? I hope it doesn't sour. :ick:

Check it out at www.cyarn.com/products/fiber/fiber_036.html (http://www.cyarn.com/products/fiber/fiber_036.html) they say "milk protein fiber is healthy for skin" and even suggest "it can also be used to create top-grade underwear, shirts, T shirts, loungewear, etc."

I don't suppose it matters that I am lactose intolerant? :lol:

Jan in CA
10-14-2009, 01:50 PM
:roflhard: I'm lactose intolerant as well and so far so good. No sour smell either.

GinnyG
10-14-2009, 02:38 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH LOVELY!!


I TOOOOOOO want the pattern :happydance:

bambi
10-14-2009, 03:19 PM
Very pretty! Looks soft and warm. Glad you found a wool you can wear.

Jan in CA
10-14-2009, 03:30 PM
Thank you everyone! You're good for the ego. :)

I won't be able to pick up more yarn till Friday so I'll see about writing it up this weekend. :thumbsup:

knitfan
10-14-2009, 04:26 PM
I have the same problem with wool. In fact, I purchased some beautiful Inca Alpaca spice/sage green yarns for a scarf I am half way done with. I never thought to check how it would feel against my chest and throat, as it was so so soft to the touch and didn't feel scratchy to my arms even. Well, I tested it last night and realized that I will not be able to use this scarf at all.
Any thoughts on what to do with it? None of my friends wear these colors or else have wool issues too.

Jan in CA
10-14-2009, 04:55 PM
I have the same problem with wool. In fact, I purchased some beautiful Inca Alpaca spice/sage green yarns for a scarf I am half way done with. I never thought to check how it would feel against my chest and throat, as it was so so soft to the touch and didn't feel scratchy to my arms even. Well, I tested it last night and realized that I will not be able to use this scarf at all.
Any thoughts on what to do with it? None of my friends wear these colors or else have wool issues too.

Oh boy..been there done that. I've got several scarves where I tested various wools and they are a no go. I haven't figured out what to do with them yet, but they may end up being donated to a charity that accepts scarves. Not all of them do so do check.

domiknitrix
10-16-2009, 11:35 AM
Can't wait to see the finished product. That looks nice.

stitchabit
10-24-2009, 07:51 PM
Just wondering. Did you finish the scarf. Would love to see it and a pattern. :knitting:

Jen17
10-24-2009, 08:42 PM
beautiful scarf....I hope it works for you!

Jan in CA
10-25-2009, 01:17 AM
I did finish it! As far as I can tell I'll be able to wear it! :yay: Long term use remains to be seen, but as long as I have lotion on it seems to be fine.

Pattern is almost done. :thumbsup:

melmac51
10-27-2009, 11:25 AM
So....where's the pic? :)

Nevermind...I can see it now. It's beautiful!!

sgtpam
01-12-2010, 09:57 PM
I did finish it! As far as I can tell I'll be able to wear it! :yay: Long term use remains to be seen, but as long as I have lotion on it seems to be fine.

Pattern is almost done. :thumbsup:

Did it pass the long term test?.......:teehee:

Jan in CA
01-13-2010, 01:46 AM
Did it pass the long term test?.......:teehee:

It's actually not too bad. I can feel the fuzzies on it, but it's one to keep. :thumbsup:

etoilechaude
01-13-2010, 04:26 AM
It's actually not too bad. I can feel the fuzzies on it, but it's one to keep. :thumbsup:
Yay!!!!!!!! :o)