Yarn is a many-splendored thing… with so many choices of fibre and stitch, the possibilities are endless. My yarn stash is my pride and joy – a place to keep special skeins that are my favourite colour, a sumptuous fibre or perhaps a memento of a trip away or to a yarn show.
Within my stash I have a shelf (a cube in one of those well-known Swedish flatpack units) dedicated to luxury yarns. This, in itself, is luxurious, but this cube contains rare-breed fibres, silky, shiny skeins and deep colours, the like of which are meant for something very special.
So, in this issue, we delve into the yarn stash to create something luxurious – this might be something to wear during the party season, a precious gift to make and exchange, or simply allowing oneself the luxury of time to create something you really love. Helda Panagary’s Urban Landscape shawl embodies all three, as does Carmen Heffernan’s shimmering Topaz and Tourmaline wrap, but we also love how Cassie Ward’s metallic Midas shrug adds glamour, and how Sue Maton’s Moonstone top has a gentle sheen that suggests expense. Of course, one doesn’t have to use your most expensive ball of yarn – instead, allow yourself the luxury of a little time to sit back and indulge with your favourite crochet magazine for a touch of glamour.
Kath Webber, Editor