Some yarns just feel at home in your hands. It may be any combination of texture, drape, suitability to your project and color, and when you find it, it’s nirvahhhhna.
I have a new crush: Sundara Sock Yarn. 370 yards of plied springiness and good manners touched with the gorgeous color that has made Sundara famous. I hereby take back previous generalizations about superwash wool. Judge the yarns one at a time: some are fabulous.
I needed another hat. I’ve worn the Narragansett beret almost every day since it finished blocking. More berets are necessaire. I have lots of hair. (No, that’s not me in the pictures, silly.) I hate wet hair. Snow = wet hair. Rain = wet hair. You get the idea.
Mods: Medium size, but went down one needle size from recommendation (to US 2) for brim. Used picot turning ridge instead of purl ridge. Completed 2 full repeats of vine lace (instead of three), plus partial repeat (as written) for a somewhat-but-not-ridiculously slouchy finish. It fits me the same as my model.
Love the yarn.
Love the colorway. I mean, anyone see any nutmeg in this???
Love the pattern. Completed in less than a week, without total monogamy.
The best part: enough yarn left over to make a cowl, so my crush doesn’t have to end anytime soon.
Next up: the BFL-along on Knitter’s Review and Ravelry with the Knitter’s Book of Wool group. Swatching underway. Stay tuned!