I have a massive sinus cold and have been laying low for the past few days. Feverish hacky boy to boot. Ick.
So, I took out my needles and some new yarn and started designing a new pattern to share with the readers of Rhythm of the Home in the next edition.
Reading: A gifted encyclopedia of goodness from my sweet co-workers Heather and Bernadette. That Martha is a whiz, I will tell you that.
What an amazing resource for inspiration. I have earmarked about 15 projects that I want to try. Now just to find the time.
I tried out a few skeins and then went back for more and more and more. It is amazing quality. Handspun and hand painted by a cooperative of women in Uruguay.
I have tried the Merino Bulky as well as the Handspun Bulky, but I really have a thing for the thick thin. All that I have tried have been superior. The yarn that I used for the mittens above is a lovely rose color called Echinopsis and it is so stunning in it's hues and softness, it's crazy.
I have it all hanging from my yarn shelves in my sewing room and I often find myself petting it as I walk by.
Yea, it's that nice.
I figure in this economy we could all use a bargain for high quality goods. Handpainted Yarn is no exception. To help out women in another country is the best bonus of all.
If you try their yarns do let me know. I would love to hear how you like it.