(Appears I still haven't gotten 100 clicks on the skullcandy banner on the top of my sidebar - no free headphones yet. If you haven't clicked yet, please do!)
I will plead guilty. I put a link in my last post that I did not check.
Last week I received the new bendy shade card, an on the back there were these details:- Unfortunately, it appears the website isn't live yet. I know the email works - and I can even recall reading on a westcoast USA knit-blog that someone was waxing lyrical on the value of good ol' bendy (For those not in the know, Bendigo Woollen Mills retails for about $10AUD for 200grams of yarn - for more info use the details above)
However, I would like Bendy to have a website with all the shade available because...
The only shades I can match with their names are 3 colours in the Mystique yarn. You can see those to the right of P's ear below...
Now, one thing I forgot to mention in the Lincraft review yesterday is that they also have a very good range of knitting needles now available. The have a full range of Sullivan's Bamboo straights and circulars, as well as the metal needles they have previously been stocking. I haven't given any of these road-tests, and nor do I plan to - but these do look like they are slightly higher quality than the straight bamboo needles spotlight is stocking at the moment.
I also sent an email off to Lincraft, to invite them to stop by the blog and see what I had written in the review. I got the following reply, that I wanted to share.Hi Meg
Thanks for the email…we did get your review as we monitor all the blogs. Thank you for your comments.
Our buyer is currently in Japan sourcing some exciting craft fabric but I will pass on your comments.
We have now had the business for two years and slowly but surely things are coming together. I am sure you appreciate what an enormous task it has been to resurrect what was a very sick business.
As for “acrylic mohair” your comments are noted….it is done in the vain of “faux fur”…clearly not fur!!! Possible we should label it “acrylic in mohair style” or the like..I will certainly take that on board. I hope we can continue to improve and appreciate your feedback.
Joint Managing Director
Lincraft Australia Pty Ltd
I like it when companies are responsive to feedback.
I will certainly share the details of how the 8ply socks go. The intended recipient is my brother (who thinks it is cool that I can make socks!) so he will be the guinea pig. He has ridiculously large feet (size 14 or there abouts) so making socks out of thinner yarn would be a never-ending project.
And as for my knitting - I have a bit of a secret project on the go at the moment that I want finished before I get to homehome aka Geelong. I have also started my monsoon socks, and a gorgeous hat for a terrific-two-year-old. I will post pictures tomorrow, hopefully with my...wait for it... knitpicks review!