Every now and then, I like to browse through my stash and remind myself of the beautiful yarns I've collected over the years. I store my stash in an antique dresser and whenever I open up the third drawer down from the top, I rest my eyes on the three skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft that I purchased on a trip to Loop while spending a long weekend in Philadelphia.
The colorway is gorgeous but I'll be honest ... I'm a little afraid of knitting with Loft. I hear it's a little crispy and can break with not much effort and while I'm not a tight knitter, the idea of having the yarn break mid-garment makes my hands a little sweaty. On the upside, reviews of finished objects knit with Loft are always favorable, even a little gushy!
Like many, if not all of you, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what knitting project I want to take on our family holiday to France and Spain ~ yes, France and Spain and we leave tomorrow! I'm currently working on another test knit for the uber-talented Jane Richmond, but it's a bulky weight cardigan and I'm a light packer so that project will stay home and be finished when I return.
Much to my good luck, I was skimming over Gudrun Johnston's lovely blog and saw all the gorgeous photos of her recent trip to France and Spain and felt so inspired. And then I saw it ... my travel project ... and knew instantly that I must knit my own Amelie while traveling in the South of France.
So, I'll be packing my three skeins of Loft, my printed pattern of Amelie, and my circular bamboo needes. As they say, when in France ... a bientot, mes amis!