Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Yummy new yarns

There has been a lot of talk on message boards about MCY (mystical creations yarn). Apparently they have been banned from ebay and etsy and have cheated a lot of innocent people out of their money. Unfortunately another ebay seller has been ensnarled in the mess and been accused of being MCY selling under another name. So I sent an email to Yarntopia and flat out asked what her affiliation is. She informed me that she was indeed a former employee but had been doing business on her own for several years now. After some correspondence I went ahead and decided to purchase some sock yarn. I received it last week and it is every bit as gorgeous as pictured in the auction. Tammy also sent me a skein of her best selling rayon boucle to test out as well. The colors are so vibrant and it has such a beautiful sheen. In addition she also sent me some of her 100% bamboo in the Starbucks colorway. It is so yummy, I want to drink it up like a big latte. She was quite kind to send me these complimentary skeins and I had indeed mentioned on ravelry that I would give her yarn a test. So in the next coming days I will knit up a swatch of each and give them a wash and see how they do. So far I am pleased with the yarn and eager to knit it. I do believe it is best to have a little knowledge before one threatens the reputation of a business. Sometimes our manners get lost on the internet and it is a shame.
I also recently purchased this mohair blend at Knit Knack. It is so soft, like big giant cotton candy skeins.
I am planning on knitting this sweater out of it. I think it is just darling and will hopefully be flattering.
And it was serendipity to find this yarn on sale. It was with all the Valentine colored yarns at Knit Knack calling out to me. It was in fact the first yarn I fondled as I wandered around the store.
And just merely a half an hour or so after I had been eyeing this pattern. Sure enough when I looked back at the pattern this indeed was the yarn it called for. So tell me now could you resist?
This will be a lovely spring garment, I hope to knit it soon, but I do have a long quere, so maybe it will be done next spring. I really need to get some of these projects done.






7 comments:

StarSpry said...

All of the yarn looks so pretty! It really was nice of Tammy to send you extra yarn. I hope it all knits up beautifully :)

Allegra said...

Oh dear! I bought some MCY a couple of years ago. Still haven't knit it up yet. It's awfully pretty, should I put it in time out?

Claudia said...

I would give a yard or so a bath and see how the color holds up. I tested the yarn I bought from them and it was fine. Just be glad we received what we paid for.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Glad you got good quality yarns. That whole situation is nutty.

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mzmouze said...

Good for you! I spoke up on the boards for Yarntopia Treasures and Enchanted Designs, but wasn't "scientific" enough I guess. I hope that they'll listen to you and back off their witch hunt. I love Yarntopia Treasures' yarns and it made me sick to see them painted with the MCY brush.

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