I have to start my round up of my Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Hebridean Aran yarn review by confessing to two epic fails. The first one wasn’t really my failure, but my computers. It decided to pop its clogs in quite a dramatic fashion just as I was preparing to write this post. I have a replacement now, however it seems like it’s taken an absolute age to access all my data, and install specialist bits of software.
Then … I lost the swatch. (Leigh looks utter shame-faced and scurries away to hide in a corner.) It was tucked into my bra – and then it wasn’t. So I’m including a photo of my slippers, which have now been worn significantly more than last you saw them.
Can you tell the difference between this and my previous photo? I can’t. I’ve worn these on my feet for several days and can’t see any signs of wear at all. If you’re after a yarn to make a hardworking pair of mittens or slippers, then this is it.
If you’re looking for a yarn to make a warm cowl or hat… lets just say that this wouldn’t be my first choice. It had a prickle factor that I couldn’t ignore. I definitely wouldn’t want this next to my neck or forehead.
I’d hoped to take my swatch and felt it, just to see what sort of fabric it made. Felted mittens are fabulous for making snowballs, and I thought this yarn might work really well for this purpose. Perhaps the swatch was just so petrified by the prospect of this treatment that it decided to go AWOL. I hope this final round up has been useful to you even in its absence.