Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Swatching and Yarn review

I've been busy swatching! I love this stitch, it's the ripple stitch (p. 83)from the Crochet Stitch Bible, by Betty Barnden. And I am showing some uncharacteristic patience in making swatches of this fun stitch. Big hook, little hook, big yarn, little yarn, light color, dark, it all looks good. Now I just have to choose the right combination of everything for the project I have in mind. Now, I haven't chosen a yarn for this project yet, but I have discovered a new favorite yarn:
Lion Cashmere Blend! Yum. This color is silver. It is 72% Merino Wool, 14% cashmere, and 14% nylon. It's a size "4", (but it feels slightly thicker than a typical worsted weight). One ball gets about 1.5 oz, 84 yds.

It is very soft and has great drape. (meaning its floppy and not stiff). And guess who else likes it? Mr. Yarn snob himself....

This is Charlie, who never bothers my acrylic yarns, digging into my project bag trying to get at the Lion Cashmere Blend swatch....

And this is him, looking at me guarding his treasure. And that look he's giving me is the, "how long do I get to sit here before you shoo me away?" look. Yes, I agree Charlie, it is a luscious yarn worth working for.

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