I refuse to look at the calendar. To do so would be to acknowledge that in one week, I must finish knitting a sweater, knock out some hats, make swatches for a class, pack things to destash, and get the other occupants of my household ready before I disappear for four delicious days of knitting with no other responsibilities.
In the meantime, I will plug my ears and shout, “LA LA LA LA LA!” And let you feast your eyes on the contents of a package that arrived at my house long before the power crews.
This, my friends, is BrooklynTweed LOFT. Colorway: Barn Owl.
It is the long-anticipated skinny sister to SHELTER, 275 yards of woolen-spun American wool to each hank. Picture a hank of Jamieson’s Shetland in fingering weight. Then imagine it “foofed up.” A skein of LOFT is about twice a poofy. You DO want to squeeze the Charmin.
In the skein, LOFT reminds me very much of the Sweet Grass Targhee I used to make Grove mittens(also designed by BrooklynTweed/Jared Flood). No wonder, since LOFT is made from
Targhee and Columbia wool. It has the same sort of natural stickiness, too, that lends itself to colorwork. If you liked colorwork. Or wanted to actually knit colorwork.
I purchased some accessory patterns so I can give LOFT a proper test-drive for myself. In the meantime, I will point you to the Yarn Whisperer’s rapturous review.
Excuse me while I go back to compulsive list-making so I can actually get out of town …