Nirvana Yarn

Every now and then, I get the itch to visit my Little Yarn Store. Even though I don’t need anything at all. I will find myself down in Civilization (because I otherwise live in The Middle of Nowhere) with a few toddler-free moments, and I will sneak in.

I sometimes get this same itch with Target.

Our little secret.

Perhaps you also suffer from these little itches from time to time? Mmmm hmmm.

I won’t tell your husband if you won’t tell min.

The last time I found myself with a LYS itch to scratch, I came upon this little baby.

It was the color that grabbed me–a rich jewel tone even though I happened to be in the market for soft, light neutrals.

Of course.

For under $8, I figured Why Not and pocketed a single skein (372 yards) of Filatura Di Crosa Golden Line Nirvana yarn, a lace weight merino wool in Color 54. After all, it is called Nirvana, which sounds very promising.

I have no plan. No advanced scheme. I am thinking lace weight shawlette but I do yet have a pattern in mind. I haven’t even browsed Ravelry (soon!). I need some ideas, if you care to share.

Have you knit with Nirvana before? Aptly named? What did you make?

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply Orange Smoothie August 21, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Very pretty! May I recommend this little gem, the Riverwild Qiviuk Scarf by Megan Delorme. Here’s my project link with notes:
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/OrangeSmoothie/riverwild-qiviuk-scarf

  • Reply Mary Jo August 21, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks, for that pattern idea! Its lovely. And an extra bonus that its free.

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise August 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I just bought some yarn this weekend and have no plans for most of them, I like buying yarn that way. Yours is quite beautiful!!

  • Reply knittedblissjc August 24, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I have this same yarn in my stash! The same thing happened to me, I found it in a yarn store and it seemed amazing, and for such a tiny skein, packs in a good laceweight yardage. Mine is a dark blue, and I haven’t used it yet- so I’m especially interested to see what you might knit up with your precious skein!

  • Reply FogKnits August 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I’ve used this yarn before, but I don’t do lace weight 🙂 I use it as a companion to my absolute favorite, Superior (also by filatura). It comes in the same colors as Nirvana, so it’s a perfect pairing…soft halo of cashmere and a bit of wool to give it some substance. I’ve only used the combo for cowls. Although, it would be awesome for hats & (non-lace) shawls as well!

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