My Christmas present to myself last year was a coveted membership in Ysolda’s 2016 Club. She will be sending out four patterns and their suggested yarns over the year. I have knit several of her patterns and have yet to be disappointed. I jumped at the chance to join the fun and so far, I am so glad I did!
I couldn’t be happier with this month’s yarn selection. It is soft, and airy, and the color is so deep and warm and classy and utterly inspiring. The first thing I did when I unwrapped the package was plop it down in the snow for a photo shoot in natural light. In February. At 4PM. Thank you Alaska and your gray light. Ugh.
Then I tried the kitchen table. Clearly, I still needed better light. A better camera wouldn’t hurt either, but I digress….
Finally, I just drug the stuff into the bathroom. Still a no-go, but at least you can make out the golden halo. Pictures really don’t do the stuff justice. It really is heavenly and I can’t wait to cast on!
Sadly though, the Banyan scarf (or shawl!) pattern that came with this month’s installment is going to have to wait – I simply have too many things on the needles and hooks right now.
More on that soon….