I have been meaning to put up this post for a while now, but my new found hobby has kept my “free” hours, very occupied.
I have however, managed to discover another place to purchase yarn in Kuwait. It didn’t strike me initially but I recently decided to use Google to search “where to buy yarn in Kuwait” and the name Needles and Yarn popped up! I have to say, I was very excited to have come across that information and obviously rushed to the store to buy as much yarn as possible.
The store is super cute to look at ( I didn’t take any pictures). Its a cozy little yarn store, that will make any yarn lover happy. If you wish to take a look at the store, you can check out this post by chocolate mints in a jar. The store has had a face lift since that post but you can get a good idea about the place.
I have not seen the same brand of yarn being sold anywhere else in Kuwait. Needless to say, its gorgeous! I fell in love with the colors and I just had to pick them up. The yarn is cuddly and also 100% wool.
Undoubtedly, the colors and the quality seem good. I haven’t had the chance to use it yet, so I cannot tell how lasting it is.
On a separate note, Wool Ease Thick and Quick is available in Kuwait! I was so happy to find this in Souq Safat. The best part was that it was not as expensive as I had expected it to be! It cost me almost as much as all the other skeins of yarns I had purchased. I ended up making a neck warmer with this one. Its so delicious I wanna use it as a cuddle toy!
I LOVE cotton- the white fluffy self or in the form of fabric – I am an ardent fan! So when I saw these 100% cotton ones, there was no stopping me. Of course, they are nothing like the chunky yarns I’ve been stashing, for the ease and quickness of knitting; but look how pretty..!!!
The smooth texture from this yarn floored me instantly. I immediately made a pullover for my son and happily started planning the next project, with this yarn.
I don’t have much idea about the different types of yarn, although I’m reading up on it. I do know that much like fabric (which i am familiar with and understand very well) yarn also has different care requirements.Therefore, I get really happy when the care instructions say, machine washable. In my head that’s more like “throw in the machine and shout hurrah”.
Then of course there were these batik prints.
So I picked them in acrylic as well as cotton. It was a good decision because the finished product was exceptionally pretty. I didn’t do much at all and still it looked like I spent hours on it.
All in all, my yarn hunt ended successfully. There’s Barakat in Salmiya, the love of my life in Kuwait Souq Safat and the newly discovered Needles and Yarn.
I’m guessing yarn is going to get me excited all year round, now that I’ve had a taste of how wonderful it is to handle. My fabric stash must be seething in jealousy..