As you may or may not know, I have been having a whinge lately about the lack of quality yarns available here in Australia. We have plenty of wool producing sheep here, but unfortunately most of the fleece finds its way overseas to be manufactured into knitting yarn and that is the last we see of it. Spotlight imports a lot of crap yarns which sell well because they are cheap, cheap crap maybe but herein lies the problem, the majority of us looking for quality yarns are forced to buy from overseas. So with most Australians buying imported yarns either through local retailers here or over the internet we are in fact working against our own locally produced yarns.
So it was refreshing to find KATIE who feels the same way and fortunately she has the talent to do something about it and is doing her bit towards helping us Aussie knitters out here. I bought some yummy 4ply variegated 100% merino yarn
which is destined to become a pair of socks in the not too distant future. She also makes needle rolls and beaded stitch markers and judging by the sample card she popped in with the order, complete with one of her lovely stitch markers, I will be buying some more of these delightful yarns.
*LIGHTHOUSE SOCKS UPDATE*
A huge big thanks for your kind reassuring comments about the lighthouse socks, I have since completed the intarsia work on sock #2 and I am much happier with them now. There still may be sock #3 yet, especially as try as I might I could not make the same mistake twice and I am totally bamboozled as to how I did it in the first place??? Another one of those little knitting mysteries!!