Tuesday, April 20, 2010
what's in a name
When I saw, and particularly when I touched, this yarn at the Purple Purl I knew it had to come home with me for a baby blanket. It's from Misti Alpaca, a yarn called Baby Me Boo. Odd name, huh? Examining the fiber content of the yarn makes sense of the name ...
50% Baby Alpaca + 30% Merino Wool + 20% Bamboo
And then there's the name of this colourway - A Thousand Lakes. Although Finland is actually called the Land of a Thousand Lakes, here in Ontario there are thousands of lakes, as every cottager knows. Some estimates put the number of lakes in Ontario at about 25,000; a number that including our great lakes, the largest group of freshwater lakes on earth. The various light and dark murky blues of this colourway definitely evoke a watery feel. Fingers crossed that this blanket will share water's soothing effect.