I bought this yarn because I fell in love with the colorway. I had a very good experience with her yarns, and while doing my normal drooling over my Etsy favorites, I saw this yarn online and just had to have it. The colorway online looked like it was shades of red, brown, gold – perfect for my family room with its red couch. The colorway when I got it was not so much red but much more brown – but I still loved it. The yarn is soft and squishy and perfect for a throw. I’m so glad I finally got it done – now that the nights are getting chillier it is the perfect time to have this available for snuggling.
I enjoyed the pattern – not too challenging so I could watch TV, but not so boring that I wanted to scream (well, not too much). I did this exactly as the pattern called for – same number of repeats, and it is a nice size. Not too small, not too big. Perfect for snuggling on the couch on a cold winter day!
So that’s another WIP done, and this one freed up a lot of room in my knitting basket. I think I’m going to get back to Larry’s Cobblestone next – just a sleeve and the yoke and I’m done. I’m also still working on Cleite – just about on the sixth repeat! If I could stay awake on the train in the morning, I’d probably get more done on it.
I did start a pair of socks last weekend (needed something for knitting group) but I ripped it out a day later – just wasn’t feeling the love on the pattern – I got the increase direction wrong every single time. I’ll have to try the pattern another time, but for now I’m looking again for the right pattern. I was using Trekking Pro Natura – a superwash wool/bamboo blend. Love the yarn, though – so I really do need to find something to make with it.
OK, off to try to get through all the blogs I’m behind on. I’ll leave you with two people that apparently like the new throw…
Have a great week!