These are a few of my (least) favourite things * New Base *

So I guess it is confession time, seeing as it has been quiet here since June 21st when I released the summer colourways without much pomp or circumstance. I really don't enjoy blogging. Its a funny thing, it is not as if I find myself to be a poor writer or even dislike the process of doing it once I get going, but I have some sort of terrible block that surrounds sitting down at the computer and getting to typing. As my former boss would agree, this has been plaguing me for quite some time, and as a marketing manager or consultant, it is something that when I am being paid for it, I can get over the hump, but on my own accord, with any sort of excuse, I am more than happy to put it off. In this case, for the entire month of July (plus a couple weeks on either side).

For me, enforcing a rigorous schedule and plan that I have to adhere to tends to work well, feature colourway Monday, WIP Wednesday, Social Media Round up Friday, Studio Saturday, etc etc. But it seems even during July I just couldn't make myself do it. Perhaps it was because my normal blogging habits were taking place around 8 am of the day I posted and that is now when I am serving breakfast (more about B&B life another day) and I haven't figured out how to make myself write it the day/evening before and schedule the post. 

But as the post suggests, not only am I planning to discuss one of my least favourite things, but also my new favourite as well! And today, that is a new base that I have been desperate to get released since I picked it up from the mill back in April (I know, I know, slowpoke). These are yarns custom only to Georgian Bay Fibre Co. and it is Kilcoursie DK and Kilcoursie Aran. *Insert pomp and circumstance*.

Meet Kilcoursie DK

80% superwash BFL / 20% nylon
115 grams / 4 ounces
230 meters / 252 yards
4 millimeter / US 6
5 to 6 stitches per inch
machine washable and dryable

Sweaters for kids and the more accident prone amongst us are what Kilcoursie DK was designed for.  With the ability to machine wash and dry, along with the durability of nylon, this yarn is ideal for garments and accessories that regularly work hard to keep you warm and dry.

Meet Kilcoursie Aran

80% superwash BFL / 20% nylon
115 grams / 4 ounces
182 meters / 200 yards
5 millimeter / US 8
4 to 5 stitches per inch
machine washable and dryable

A pair of warm, cozy boot socks might be the ultimate use of this unique yarn.  With the ease of machine wash and dry, this is the yarn you want for hats, mitts, and socks that can spend the day getting wet and snowy and then a quick trip through the dryer will get them ready to head out again the next morning.

So get this, 80% superwash BFL / 20% nylon (the same blend as your favourite sock yarn) but in DK and Aran weights, so your heavy weight boot socks and super durable (but still soft and beautiful) knits can come true. I see machine washable baby and kids clothes, husband proof sweaters, and lots and lots and lots of DK and Aran weight socks!

I have to say, I am pretty thrilled with the yarn and am working on a few secret and not so secret projects with both bases and I don't know how I lived without them!