Most of my crocheting has been fairly simple work, that doesn’t require fine yarn — the thread I use for the doilies, and the yarn I’ve used for afghans, etc., has all been readily available at the box stores (Jo-Ann’s, Michael’s, etc.). But as I’ve gotten into Ravelry, I’ve been bitten by the fine yarn bug, and filled with a desire to work more with natural fibers besides cotton.
As luck would have it, Monday was the big annual sale at my local yarn shop. Cheers! I picked up two kinds of sock yarn (both superwash wool/nylon blends), and some wonderful bulky Peruvian highland wool. It will be quite a while, I’m sure, before I have any results to show you in the sock department, but the bulky wool worked up lickety-split into a wonderful Moebius cowl:
Looks green, doesn’t it? And it is…until you look closely at the yarn, and see that it’s actually a blend of blue and yellow fibers. It gives a wonderful depth to the color.
It took me two tries to get the twist right, because I wasn’t paying close enough attention the first time around, but I’m very pleased with the final, successful, result — and I was particularly grateful for it this morning, when it was only 13F outside on the way to work. This is one TOASTY cowl! 🙂
If you’re interested in making one for yourself, here’s a link to the project page on Ravelry.