Speckled

Speckles

I have been noticing a trend of sorts. Last year during the yarn crawl, our shop got specially dyed Ancient Arts Fibre yarns, one of which was speckled. I have yet to knit with it, and to be honest, I bought it for the novelty. I hadn’t seen that yarn before, and this particular grouping was special because the company dyed exclusive colors for our shop, and yes, I’m a sucker for that sort of thing.

But then a few weeks ago, I went to a yarn shop for the first time in months and noticed pretty much every company they carried had speckled yarns of some sort. Then, to top it off, when I went to the grocery store later in the week, the Martha Stewart Living March issue jumped off the shelf at me (visually speaking, of course!). I don’t usually buy these sorts of magazines, as all the yarn-related publications are already more than I have time to read. I bought this one because I couldn’t resist the cover and all the crafty ways to speckle up your life inside. Totally unrelated to yarn, but I think it will be fun to do some Easter-y crafts with the kids, and visually, I find it inspiring.

I am curious if any of you have knit or crocheted with this type of yarn? I am very intrigued by how the colors will play out as opposed to how they look in the skein. I couldn’t resist snapping the photo above, and can’t wait to finish up some projects so I can play around with my new obsession. If you have already made something with this type of yarn, please feel free to share your favorite patterns and ideas with me. Have a lovely weekend!

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Chevron Sands Wrap

Just wanted to let everyone know I published a new design! 🙂

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As you all know, I love nature. My favorite place is the beach, but I have visited the desert many times, and loved that too. I bought this yarn awhile back during a special event at Unwind and the colors together reminded me of sand dunes. This design attempts to capture the sense of how the colors wave and roll into each other. I hope other people will enjoy this as much as I did! Also, in case any of my fellow knitters wondered, yes, ZYG yarn is FABULOUS to work with! Enjoy!