It’s going to be a warm winter

What with the Yarn Tasting coming up, you can expect a fair amount of talk here about new delights. The shop is currently stuffed with yarn (with each new delivery, we wonder how it’s going to fit, but thanks to that peculiar yarn shop magic, it always does). With school now started, it’s a good time to start thinking about winter knitting.

We got a preview of Debbie Bliss Paloma at our birthday party, but now it’s arrived! It’s a 60/40 alpaca/merino chainette yarn, and it’s astoundingly soft. Jacqui’s already knitted a jacket from it – here it is, hot off the needles:

This is the jacket that suited so many people at the birthday party. It’s easy to knit, it’s easy to wear, and it’s as warm as toast. Because the yarn’s so thick and squooshy, it works up in no time at all. And the pattern book’s got eight other patterns for garments and accessories.

We’ve been hearing awful prognostications about the coming winter – if they’re even close to true, Paloma will go a very long way to keeping you snug, warm and elegant.