Late yesterday afternoon the FedEx guy showed up with this HUGE, battered box full of Feza Yarns. I had expected it to arrive somewhat later this summer, but I ain't complainin'.
First we have the "Alp Light", kind of a knock-off of Prism Cool Stuff, but at $28.00 for 312 yards, much more affordable. I am still waiting for two back-ordered colors, a black and white, and a turquoise and brown. The poncho is made with one skein of alp Light, and yes, it does all those color changes for you - all you have to do is knit.
Next we have "Fanatic", a gorgeous, self-striping chained yarn that has loooooong repeats so you get nice, wide stripes. Two colors of Fanatic are still back-ordered. At 230 yards for $16 it is only 7 cents per yard, and knits on size 10 needles. The sweater shown takes 5 skeins.
"Cyprus Mohair" actually has no mohair in it at all - it is wool and acrylic, but has the soft feel and the light haze of mohair. At 198 yards for $14 it si also 7 cents per yard and knits on size 10.5 needles. I am waiting for three back-ordered colors, but the ones I have are lush.
BLING! Feza "Night" is a metallic that is very soft, not at all scratchy like some metallic yarns can be, would be perfect for a shrug or shawl for special evenings. At 93 yards and only $6, it is 6 1/2 cents per yard and knits on size 8 needles.
BLING! BLING! Chanel is a very large flag type of yarn that is very soft, and comes in rich colors. I am waiting for black and silver, which are back-ordered. At 99 yards and $10 per ball it costs 10 cents per yard and knits on size 13 needles. The Feza pattern book Dare to Dream has a glorious lacey wrap pattern for Chanel that takes only four skeins.
This is Fourth of July weekend. I encourage everyone to remember what this day stands for, and to fly our flag. I also encourage you to have a great and safe weekend. Knit happy!