Y is for Yarn (no surprises here)
Yup. I love the stuff, and I’m going to briefly hit on the highlights of my stash.
I’m currently knitting with Premier Yarns Serenity Sockweight Solids, and Regia 4-ply for the TARDIS socks. Not at all a yarn snob choice, but good, workable inexpensive yarn. They are going on my feet after all.
The Belle Greene shawl, which I’ve mentioned every third post or so, uses Bohemia Fibers Bohemian Sock superwash in the Atomic Limon colorway. This is the UV reactive yarn. It’s gorgeous, but not particularly smooshy or soft.
My third and final WIP is the Cthulhu dice bag. It uses Fiber Optic Merino Sport in the Milkweed colorway, and KnitPicks Diadem in Argent. The diadem is super soft and smooshy, while the Merino is spun so tight it’s almost hard in comparison.
Other favorites are the organic Swans Island fingering in Tiger Lilly, which will probably become a Tesla shawl from Very Busy Monkey. The DK weight buffalo yarn from Cottage Craft Angora, two skeins of unknown but (presumably) single breed sheep from the University of Delaware’s agriculture program, in school colors, Bohemia Fibers Bohemian Laceweight Yarn in the Potluck Zombie colorway (mine is Bethany Richards who died from skin poisoning by makeup “less really is more”), and, of course, a whole lot of recycled sari silk.
Of course, I’ll be going to the Sheep and Wool festival this weekend, and I do plan to look for single breed and/or locally produced wool there. Plus some more fingering weight of undefined composition.
I guess these are the most ‘interesting’ yarns I’ve got. Truth to tell, I love it all.