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Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Feza yarns have arrived!

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!

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