Monday, June 15, 2015

Feeling Like a Traitor

I have always been a huge fan and supporter of fine yarns...both commercial and independent dyers...Black Bunny Fibers, Koigu, Puff the Magic Rabbit, MJ Yarns, Briar Rose Fibers, etc., etc.

Beautiful, Soft Synthetic Blend

Falling in love with a synthetic blend yarn seems like traitorous behavior to me.

My current project is using a yarn called Seasons by Ella Rae.

It's a bulky yarn that is very soft and has a braided-like ply to it that makes it very durable and easy to knit with.  The colors are really quite fine and I'm loving mixing some of the more ombre-like colors with the brighter colorways.

I highly recommend knitting this on a bigger needle than the recommended US 8 (5 mm)...I'm using a US 10.75 (7 mm) needle and with the brioche rib, it's coming out very soft and squishy.

I will never give up my fine yarns...but I am loving this project.

I will also probably end up writing up this project as a'll be a two-fer for the adult size afghan and one for a baby-size afghan...both will be completely reversible (with no "wrong side").

Current Knitting

Working diligently to try and not be distracted by a new project, I am focusing all my efforts on the Niece Blanket.

I've completed about 54 inches so far and have about 6 more inches to go before I bind off.  Hope my niece loves it as much as I do.

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