|A gratuitous sunny day |
As I wrote about last week, I am participating in a yarn stash swap, and while I discussed the fiber I received, I did not elaborate on what I had sent to a fellow swappee – because she had not received it yet. Now that the package is in her hands, I can provide details.
As The Knitting Way blogged, I indeed sent her three skeins of yarn. Lion Brand Landscapes yarn, to be specific. I had originally purchased these three skeins as part of a scarf kit. Somehow I thought I was getting one yarn color, but when I opened the package it was something completely different. I like green and red generally, but the shades of green and red in these particular Landscapes skeins, combined with the yellow (of which I am not a huge fan) combined to create something with which I was definitely not even in like. However, since they were a kit, I felt I could not really split them up – so I sent the whole kit ‘n caboodle off to my swap partner. I am looking forward to seeing what becomes of the little fibery skeins.
And on my skein-of-
front, I want to thank everyone for providing suggestions on what I might make with it. While I liked Erin in Boston’s direction (Knitting It Old School is one of my favorite books!) as well as Nicole’s suggestion of a granny square scarf (that was the front-runner for quite a while), I actually came across a crochet pattern over the weekend that will be perfect, so expect to see that in a bit. However, I’m still going to provide swatches, and if I have any yardage left, I will take happymousefairy’s suggestion and make a flower corsage. That would definitely be a stretch of my skills, so thanks for providing me with it. Americana
|I really like this crocheted cardi|
- praia do rosa
Finally, I leave you with a few other pattern books I acquired over the weekend. Two of the three were steeply reduced, and all of them have patterns I love in yarns I either like using or really want to use. In the case of the Berocco Origami, I can’t seem to find it! It’s considered a novelty yarn to be certain, but in colorways such as
Bay of Biscay, Sienna Sunset and Black Sand Beach, works up into a really lovely mottled-colored fabric that screams summertime.
I’m determined to find this yarn.
I’m also determined to find sunny weather. Somewhere.