I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
Do you remember when I bought these skeins and then wondered if I should return them?
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You encouraged me to get out of my color comfort zone and knit something with these beauties, so I listened and knit a pair of leg warmers for Miranda.
One skein I included in my birthday giveaway, and I had one more skein left. What to knit? I decided that a baby knit would look adorable in peach melba and found the perfect pattern.
What I love about this pattern is the fact that I never have to cut the yarn, I don't have to seam a thing, and it looks wonderful in worsted weight. I can't wait to finish this cutie and cast on another, perhaps next time in a cotton blend for the summer. There are a couple of teachers I know who are having babies, and I'll gift these to them.
So, what am I reading this week? Like many of you, I just got the Twist Collective newsletter and loved each and every article. The one that got me thinking the most is the piece on organic wool.
|Yup, that's my new iPad!|
I try to buy organic food as often as I can, and I've recently noticed a trend in organic fiber. I figured it was a similar concept as organic food and this article helped me understand better why I want to add organic yarn to my stash whenever financially possible. The work that goes into raising organic wool is mind-boggling but oh so worth the effort. Hmmm, I have to go back into my stash and see how many organic wools I have. So to those organic wool makers, thank you!