Thursday, June 5, 2008

Nirvana.

Take heart, my landlocked friends, this isn't another post about the beach. It's literally about Nirvana, a brand-new yarn for us that was ordered back in January and arrived as a great start-of-summer surprise.

Nirvana is from Mango Moon, the company that makes our soft Recycled Silk made from saris. Like the silk, this yarn includes recycled fiber, is handspun and hand-dyed. No two skeins are alike. The difference is the content: 30% recyled viscose, 67% cotton, and 3% spandex. The result is a wonderfully soft, cool-to-the-touch yarn with a springy stretch.

But who am I kidding, what we really fell in love with is the colors. Here are just a few:




We were also more than a little enamored with this free pattern for the cutest little baby hoodie, which uses 3 skeins and size 9 needles. Gene is making one up for the store - thanks, Gene!


Loretta-the-wonder-web-queen has already loaded Nirvana onto our site - click here to shop.

One more cool thing about Mango Moon: They support the NGO Organization N-WEG to help women who have been rescued from abusive situations. The women who come to the shelter are able to use their spinning and knitting skills to rebuild their lives, while continuing to care for their children. Proceeds provide a safe shelter, health care, education and the dignity of financial independence.


Have fun finding your own Nirvana! And be sure to read down to the previous post - I posted twice today for double your blogging pleasure :)

- Shelley
shop online at loopsknitting.com

12 Comments:

Blogger loretta said...

My photos of Nirvana don't convey the sproingy softness of the yarn. I had to use all of my restraint to keep from opening up a skein and knitting a swatch. Now that the photos are up, well, let's just say it will be interesting to see how many of the 7 colors I'm holding make it back to the shop!!!

June 5, 2008 at 7:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Mr. Whipple when you need him? This yarn is on the front table of the shop, and it's just about impossible to walk by without squeezing it! -e

June 5, 2008 at 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emily couldn't resist it and is currently knitting a scarf :) out of it (the pink, of course!)

in her words, "it makes me think about cotton candy, pretty clothes, and being a girl"

GY

June 5, 2008 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That scarf of Emily's is too cute! -e

June 7, 2008 at 1:36 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gene started the hoodie and it's SO soft.
GY

June 9, 2008 at 9:35 PM  
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