Thursday, February 11, 2010
I'm pleased to showcase the first samples for the next box - and they come from Zealana. What a treat too - these are not just samples, they are a full 50g ball of... wait for it... double knit weight 60% NZ Merino and 40% NZ Possum! *applause*
Zealana have been extremely generous with their sample submissions and most boxes should receive a $15 ball of this luxuriously soft yarn. There are 6 shades from the 'Zealana Kiaora' Rimu range- Powiwi Pink (pinky-red), Toto Red (orange red), Red Rata Tree (rust), Flax (brown), Lake Taupo (blue) and Pukeko blue (blue-charcoal), plus a dusky pink that is 80/20. You will be able to knit something amazing with this, and because it is so exceptionally soft (but very hard wearing apparently), you'll be the envy of your friends, especially if you are from outside of NZ.
'Zealana Kiaora' is a machine washable collection of yarns that focus on the luxurious blends using New Zealands' own Possum fibre. There are plenty of other vibrant NZ-themed colours to choose from as well - go check them out! www.zealana.co.nz Please note that they do not sell directly to the public, but you can order from their stockist KnitWorldStudios.
Possum fibre is sourced responsibly and endorsed by the Department of Conservation, with the aim of reducing the devastating effect of possums on NZ's native birds and forests.