On the needles
This is Eisig-Warm. I bought the colorful yarn at Wisconsin Sheep & Wool in September -- I'm not sure who the vendor was and the yarn didn't have a tag, I just remember that it was called "Pansy" and that's all I needed to know. It's beautiful, very soft, and I'm gonna say alpaca.
I've already started a few different projects with that yarn but none of them sang. Eisig-Warm has been in my Favorites for a while and thought I'd give it a try. How hard could it be to find companion colors with that palette? I cast on and knit the first section, then went stash diving.
Well, it's harder than you might think! It took several tries to come up with this arrangement. I really thought I'd find something in among the stashed odds & ends -- one of those extra hanks of Cascade 220 that I used for St. Brigid, for example (it looked "okay," but not great).
I decided to check my meager store of hand-dyed in a weight that would work and Lo! It's sort of freaky how well these go together. I'm quite a bit further now than the picture shows -- that yellow really pops, but I'm thinking it will all work perfectly once wrapped 'round my neck.
A little pop is good, right?
In need of some travel knitting, and quite smitten with Margene's new Ragtops, I know I ran across some marinating stash that would be perfect for another pair (or four). I have two pair already, one in each cuff variation, but both in the same rather bright yarn!
At this time, I'd like to thank President Barack Obama for visiting Austin-Straubel International Airport in Green Bay this morning instead of tomorrow morning!! I'm taking wing for a quick birthday weekend get away -- any guesses where?