Friday, 2 April 2010

how the other half live...

A wonderful new book plopped through the letterbox yesterday, and I spent most of the evening trying to look interested in what was on TV while cooing over the book Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders, wondering if I would be able to get hold of one of the fab yarns they use that I haven't even heard of, and dreaming like they state in the book of just picking one skein up, because it would cost too much to knit jumper from!

well, I should have realised when the name 'Cartier' was mentioned that this particular yarn may be a little out of my price range...

This is an incredibly rare yarn, from an endangered species that lives at 18,000 ft in the Andes mountains, can only be sheared once every 2 years, gives only 1lb of fleece o which only half is usable, it is the softest most luxurious yarn in the world - it is Vicuna.
and here is the little fella...
And here is the yarn...as far as I can tell it only comes in the one natural colour
and the price???


wait for it....


a snip at only $310.00 per 1oz ball.


is it wrong to still want some?

7 comments:

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Noooooo - a Girl can dream, and want! What were we give such large, adept, creative and interesting brains for otherwise!!

Vicky x

Taz said...

Seriously who goes through all that effort to only get a wee bit of fluff off an animal?

I'm sure it's lovely but there's no chance it will ever be finding its way into my shopping basket LOL

Thanks for the offer about the recycled sari wool hon, I'll see how many pennies I have left by the end of the month. Yes I know it's only just begun but council tax starts again this month, plus kids off for 2 weeks usually means more expense :)

HairyKnees said...

Wow! THAT cheap? The only requirements it seems is that you be filthy rich :P wow...

Sharon Lovejoy said...

OK, I am SPINNING in shock, but it is RARE. I am an old spinner, dyer, and weaver and I still revel in the beauty of fiber. Lovely, lovely.

Thanks for sharing. All joys to you and yours,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Sharon Lovejoy said...

and a Happy Easter to YOU!

Yes, I can see your plate is already overflowing, but how wonderful to be so full of life.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Taz said...

20 years old socks! Wow that must be some kind of record. Just shows how things were built to last back then ;)

I thought I replied to you about the wool already but my comment doesn't seem to be here, either that or I'm going crazy - quite possible. Anyway have to wait till end of month to see if I have any pennies left xx

Taz said...

Ok I a quite obviously losing the plot, my first wool comment was here all along. Going to go sit in a dark room now LOL