Vintage love: Bridget

August 05, 2013

All too often on the blog i'm exclaiming about the yarns we stock from all around the world. One local yarn may be a humble price in comparison to the others, but we are having a love affair with it. Who better to talk about this adoration than you, our lovely customers? 

Vintage DK is entirely processed right here in NZ, and we're lucky to be one of very few stores to have it on the shelves. This yarn is so popular in-store that we don't sell it online, however we are most happy to take email orders.

In the first of a series this week, here's Bridget talking about her introduction to this most beautiful of yarns.


A new knitter with instructions in hand visited HRYC to pick up some yarn to learn with. As she got distracted by all the yarn, Tash steered her towards a yarn called Vintage, cute colours, good price, this beginner knitter was sold! 



A couple of scarves later this not-so-beginner knitter graduated to a baby cardigan, with the added pressure of gifting the cardi. For this the knitter turned again to Vintage.  A great unisex suitable colour, not splitty, blocks great, feels nice in the hand and isn't slippy. And the end result is a gift-able cardigan! A knitter rejoices! 




The knitter then revisited her first yarn hobby and took Sofia's amigurumi class, with more Vintage. With a nice full look, great colours and a good feeling on my crochet hook, mint slice ninja bunny was born.



But all of these are small projects, and this knitter/crocheter needed something a bit more... Epic. And so the ripple blanket was planned.  In vintage of course, and the crochet blankets group provided the committee decision on colours and I was away! 



With the progress on this crocheters blanket moving along, I'm even more in love with vintage! 


So is there anything vintage can't do? A times it can be difficult to get some colours, which is frustrating but not the end of the world.  


All in all, this knitter sees a lot more vintage in her future.



Lisa said:

Yay for Vintage! It is the best. I am knitting with it right now…

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