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Empty Wine Glass
Blind Girl's Shawl
The Screaming Sky
I am so envious of Pam having this heart lifting concertina of colour to browse through, I'd likely make my decision based 50:50 on name and shade. I'll never pick up a printed shade card again.
Years ago before we bought our yarn online, I used to get mail order supplies from Texere in Bradford and one of the first things I did was buy their sample catalogue, which is still available for a small charge. All those little fringes of thread, it was delightful to thumb through the samples and I still have my folder now. It's always difficult selecting yarn on line which I do because its easier than driving 40+ miles to my nearest yarn shop. I usually do a Ravelry search for finished items before I decide and often the colour when it arrives it a surprise.
There's nothing like seeing and handling the real thing. Sadly I don't think we will ever have a sock yarn chart made up of tiny knitted squares with glorious names but I hope some of you hand spinners will in future get creative naming your yarns, may I suggest
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