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Posted - 02/04/2009 :  8:25:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"The first in Louet's new Signature Series of what it's calling high-quality yarns from premium fibers, Paco Vicunas is an exquisite lace-weight yarn that blends Optim, SeaCell, and Paco Vicuņas fibers. If those words have you scratching your head, here's a little secret: the three are actually cousins of plain ol' Merino, Tencel, and alpaca, respectively." Full review

Anyone else get to see or touch this one yet? The review was a bit cruel because the yarn is still on its way to stores. But if my memory serves me right, they're only making 3,500 skeins - so I wanted you to have a good heads-up about it.

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Posted - 02/05/2009 :  12:23:33 AM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OMG! I am so glad you reviewed this yarn! I have been hearing about the vicuna for a long time on PBS and I've been hoping a yarn would come up some day. I know pure, native vicuna can only be sheared every two years and it's government controlled to protect them. But there's still a large amount of illegally exported fiber each year. Such adorable little creatures! Loads of info on wikipedia as well as several other sites like Discovery Channel and PBS about them.
I know in my search for the fiber I've run across some truly outrageous prices (over $200 for an ounce)so I am very happy to see that not only is there an alternative that doesn't involve the protected native animals, but to also bring us what could be the finest fiber EVER! I am going to have to $ave, $ave, $ave to get myself a skein (fingers crossed) Thanks for another great (and enabling) review

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Posted - 02/05/2009 :  03:43:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Evil evil evil evil evil

that swatch is enough to make my mouth water. How could you tempt us like this?!

:D but thanks.

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Posted - 02/06/2009 :  8:38:48 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Has there been any word about Stephanie's cowl pattern yet? I actually read or skimmed through every single post begging her for the pattern. It really was that spectacular! Anyway, I tried to figure out a way to read her blog entries for the few days following Clara's link and just couldn't manage it. The links only went back to late January.

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Posted - 02/09/2009 :  07:12:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm not listening or looking. You are too cruel, Clara. Too cruel.

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Posted - 02/10/2009 :  10:24:17 PM  Show Profile Send thehappyknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh I've been dreaming of a yarn just like this! Thank you abundantly for the review. I have long dreamt of knitting Vicuna, short of going down there and getting some on my needles!

(How many knitters does it take to tame a Vicuna?)

When do you think McP will release this pattern? I'd pay a Queen's ransom for it (sigh).

It's worse than dangling chocolate in front of a dieting woman! And it looks twice as yummy! I wonder how delicious it would feel cuddled around my neck - esp. since there is 6" inches of the white stuff outside, and 6 plus more predicted.

Yeah, I know, many folks in other parts are suffering from feet. But cold is cold, and this 62 rows of sheer bliss on yarn of the same.

Well ya' can't blame a gal from dreaming.

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Posted - 02/11/2009 :  1:24:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Sue Woo's Homepage Send Sue Woo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
NOW I remember why I work so hard! So I can stimulate the economy with THIS stuff!

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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 02/12/2009 :  06:18:17 AM  Show Profile Send sgoldfried a Private Message  Reply with Quote
this yarn is gorgeous but very very pricey
it would cost in the thousands to tailor make a mans suit
even if were to buy it i dont have any idea what i would knit
probably a neck scarf
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Posted - 02/13/2009 :  10:35:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit BlueStocking's Homepage Send BlueStocking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
naa naa naa (fingers in ears) I can't heeeeeear you.


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Posted - 04/15/2009 :  3:22:36 PM  Show Profile Send a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I bought one skein of this yarn from Yarn Indulgences in the Kitchener Market in Kitchener, Ontario in the 'orange' colour.

Oh my God! I just love it and can't wait to knit with it. I only got the one skein due to financial constraints and will either make the Stephanie Pearl MacPhee cowl or a lacey thin scarf with it!

I know Sylvie from Fibre Isle International who designed this yarn for Louet and have some of her Mooi yarn reviewed last year. If you ever get a chance to go to PEI, make arrangements with Sylvie to pop in and see her place! It is amazing.
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