Namaste: Crafting Is A New Yoga (yarn review)

My mother in law often says that crochet is yoga for brain. And I agree with her, as I can feel that myself. There was a lot said about positive impact of crochet (and knitting) on mental health. And when I crochet I can feel that stress is going away, I am calming down and slowly get into a very special meditative mood. Which can keep me crocheting for hours, and hours.

I don’t practice yoga on a regular basis, but I remembered of it because of new Scheepjes yarn released last week. It’s called Namaste. As an early bird I was lucky to receive two skeins for myself. And today I would like to share my thoughts about it.

Namaste* is a chunky and light like feather yarn that comes in skeins of 100g/85m (3.53 ounces/ 93 yards). It contains 50% virgin wool and 50% acrylic – perfect combination for a wide variety of projects. I can see blankets, chunky sweaters and shawls in my nearest future.

The color palette is gorgeous. Scheepjes did think very well of colors to translate the meditative mood: 34 shades in total, and you can also create some very beautiful ombre combination.

8mm hook/needles are recommended by the label, but apparently I didn’t have the same size at home, so I first made a knitting sample with 7mm needles. And they work very well.

One spin makes Namaste a perfect knitting yarn, but the stitches look very well in crochet as well. No need to mention how wonderful the yarn feels. As if you crochet with air.

We, Scheepjes bloggers, were joking we should show our own yoga poses on our blogs together with Namaste yarn. It was a joke of course, but because I take everything very seriously, here are my pictures. As you can guess, I am not a frequent yoga-maker. It took me almost one hour to shoot several pictures which can be used for a blog. So obviously, no more yoga for me today. :)

Namaste yarn is already available in local Scheepjes shops and via online retailers:

WoolWarehouse*, Deramores* and Black Sheep Wools* (both in UK, international shipping)
Caro’s Atelier* (NL and Europe)
Knotty House* (Canada)
Taemombo (Canada & US)

I have already placed a huge yarn order for myself. It should arrive soon together with new 8mm needles. And I can’t wait to start working on something new! Hopefully a new sneak peek will be ready soon.

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