|Red Label in Smoke|
Yes, it's my fourth skein from the TFA Year in Colour Club, and I think this is my favorite color and yarn of all. I'll be honest and say that I've only knit with one of my club yarns so far and I haven't even finished that project yet. : (
I guess it's kind of odd to say that this is my favorite color when this is barely a color at all. Smoke is a silvery gray and, in some ways, it's more about light and hue than anything else. How Tanis managed to create this dye is beyond impressive. As always, the skein came with an original pattern, this time by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed fame. I've been an admirer of Jared's for a long time (who hasn't, right?), and I have some Loft in my stash, but I haven't yet knit a pattern by him or BT before so I'm incredibly excited to try my hand at this gorgeous (and I mean gorgeous) shawl.
Do I dare cast on this weekend? Oh, and did I mention that this skein of Red Label is a cashmere silk blend? Yeah, I don't think I'm going to be able to resist.