A few weeks ago, Penny of Planet Penny wrote about some gorgeous cotton DK yarn with which she'd fallen in love. This lovely yarn was not available in the UK, so Penny had no choice but to buy direct from the European supplier - which meant a very large order of more yarn than even the most dedicated crocheter (or knitter) could use. Nothing daunted, Penny placed her order and was soon swimming in a rainbow sea of cheerful cotton yarn.
What can a blogger do with a boatload of beautiful yarn? Share it, of course! That was Penny's thought - and so the Planet Penny Cotton Club was born. Penny is offering this delightful yarn in a rainbow pack of 13 balls (50 grams each - about 136 yards per ball) for a very reasonable price.
Penny's original plan was to ship only to UK residents, but when I and some other readers on this side of the pond expressed an interest in the Cotton Club, she decided to test the waters (and the Royal Mail) by shipping an order to the U.S. She offered me the privilege of being her mail-order guinea pig, so of course I jumped at the chance. (Even with the cost of shipping, this yarn was a better deal than I could find on my side of the pond.) Thanks to Paypal, Her Majesty's Mail, and the U.S. Postal Service, my very own rainbow arrived yesterday.
This charming pink envelope (which Mr. M said he was proud to carry home from the mailbox)...
...when opened, revealed an inner bag...
...containing a garden of bright, beautiful mercerised cotton yarn...
...bearing such charming names as Aubretia, Gerbera, Jade, Cornflower, Buttercup, and Marigold. (I particularly like that last name.)
Planet Penny's Cotton Club yarn is very lovely indeed - similar to Paton's Grace, but softer. I've already started a crochet headband with it (pattern to be posted soon), and am planning to use it in a gift for a small relative.
Be sure to check out Penny's blog to see the fun things she's made with this yarn (or if you'd like to order some for yourself).
P.S. Thanks, Penny, for letting me be your
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