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.

3 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is beautiful yarn! And sounds so soft!

Frieda said...

I had a peek at the Misti Alpaca site there are some gorgeous colours of ths yarn . Nice choice !

suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

that looks gorgeous!