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Bears and Bugs


OK, not technically bears, and I left out the sheep. Plus, the pandas don’t actually do anything to the bamboo to make it yarn. But it was alliterative, and I can’t remember what pandas are officially. 🙂


Crystal Palace Panda Silk (52% bamboo, 43% merino, and 5% silk) in colors 3002 (an antiquey gold) and 3021 (a light cocoa).


The plan is for these to become Endpaper Mitts. I love the ever so slight sparkle to the yarn from the silk. I think it’s going to be gorgeous.

9 comments to Bears and Bugs

  • May

    Pandas are bears, just of a genus by themselves – Ailuropoda, coz they ain’t like any other bear. I don’t think anyone would disagree. Theyz cute. Although the yarn name makes me think of the silk being squeezed out of Pandabutt instead 😉 It still looks tres good though!

  • When I saw the “bugs” part of the title, a small part of me went “GASP! NOOOOO!”

    I’m glad you meant silkworm bugs. Way better.

  • Wow. So shiny! I’m curious about the texture — I don’t think I’ve ever felt bamboo fiber. What a versatile plant.

  • Oooo, I didn’t know CP made Panda Silk! It’s beautiful! Love that sheen.

    I won’t go look it up. I won’t. I won’t. I won’t.

    *runs to Google*

  • Jet

    I have some of that in variegated purple. It’s just so pretty!!

  • That IS pretty. Will make pretty mitts.

    I thought pandas were related to raccoons, not bears. Am I on crack?

  • Pretty! I bought some of the Panda Cotton, and then there were the 2 skeins of Maizy I saw somebody at Windsor Button knit with, so I had to own some because the stitch definition was so freaking fantastic…

    I love the sheen on the Panda Silk, though. A lot. And it looks very soft. I think I may have to own some eventually.

  • ck

    I just saw your picture over on Turtlegirl’s website…I recognized the jacket you work to MDS&W. That was so cool!