torsdag den 20. juni 2013
Portugisisk garn / Portuguese yarn
Billedet er mørkt, men der er 3 bundter brun og 1 bundt army-grøn. Der var desværre hverken mange farver eller mange bundter at vælge imellem, men mon ikke der kommer noget godt ud af det?
Det øverste garn er slet ikke portugisisk, men havde alligevel en sjov historie. Det er catalansk, og stammer fra en fårerace der uddøde, men er blevet fremavlet igen for at få lavet lige det her garn. Næsten som arkæologi!
Der er 100 gram, og det er perfekt til et sjal.
In the Lisbon yarn shop, I found some nice yarns. I did restrain myself, though, but bought just a little. The bottom 4 skeins are "real" Portuguese yarn. Spun at a spinnery with machines dated back to the 1940'es. The yarn shop owner claimed that the yarn was quite as solid as the machines. He had a sweater made from this yarn, and it still looked like new!
The photo is dark, but I bought 3 skeins of brown yarn and 1 skein of army-green yarn. Unfortunately, there weren't many skeins or colors to choose from, but I think they will turn into something nice, nonetheless.
The top yarn is actually not Portuguese, but still had a fun story. It is from Catalania and comes from a breed of sheep that was actually extinct but was breaded back to life to make yarn like this. A bit like archeology!
The skein holds 100 grams and is just perfect for a shawl.