Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hello, Bluestocking.

Surprise, surprise: I have some new yarn from String Theory to share. Say hello (again) to Bluestocking, a soft, sturdy fingering weight yarn composed of 80% Bluefaced Leicester wool and 20% nylon.

If it seems like we're ordering from String Theory weekly, it's because we are. Anne and I love this yarn, and it's clear you all do, too, at the rate it's disappearing from our shelves! While Caper Sock has been ordered and reordered several times, we hadn't shown the same love to Bluestocking until this past week.

Anne started a pair of Bluestocking socks, couldn't keep her hands off them, and suddenly we were on the phone with the wonderful people at String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn, in Blue Hill, Maine. Much to Anne's dismay, I suggested we start small, to the tune of six colors. When we sold half of them on the day they arrived, it was clear that I was wrong and Anne was right: Hillsborough Yarn Shoppers have enough love for both Caper Sock and Bluestocking. We ordered more.

I've got a skein of the stuff waiting for me at home, and it is torture not to cast on immediately. Care to torture yourself in a similar fashion? Come by the shop and witness the glory of all of String Theory's yarns. See you there!

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