I’m almost done with my Papaya Sweater! I’ve only got one skein left to go! Woo!
And, since I’ve spent the last month or so finishing off all my WIPs, I think I’m just about ready to start a new project. I can’t wait! (Though I have very little idea of what I want to do next!)
I’ve got a big bag of some lovely new Knit Picks yarn calling my name. (Full disclosure, this yarn was a gift to me from my friends at Knit Picks.)
I’ve got 10 skeins of their new tweedy worsted yarn, Provincial Tweed.It’s a surprisingly soft superwash highland wool that comes in a range of jewel-tone-y colors. Usually highland wool is a little itchier- great for outerwear, but not something you want up against your skin, but they’ve done something with this yarn to make it super smooth and cozy. Plus, each colorway features a two-toned marled effect (both plies of the yarn are different tones of the same color), which should give anything worked up with this yarn a really nice depth.
And, of course, they’ve added in a healthy dose of Donegal tweed! I’m always a sucker for tweed.
The yarn that I have in my stash is the lovely colorway, Frozen Pond, a really nice muted sapphire color with little pops of turmeric and plum tweedy bits. I’m looking forward to winding up the skeins into balls and knitting up a swatch. From the feel of the yarn, I think the fabric will be nice and sturdy (though I could be wrong). I’m currently thinking of doing something with cables or other texture, but I’ll have to see how it knits up. (Plus, I’m thinking cables might be a bit much for me in the coming weeks… eep!)
What would you do with this yarn?