Monday, February 9, 2015

in love with a new yarn

My two latest crochet projects which I will soon share with you have been crocheted with cotton or cotton blends. So when I went to my local yarn store, the Quarter Stitch in Wilmington NC, I went to find more of the great Cotton Fleece yarn I had just used, and loved, but the even though there were some great color choices, none quite matched what I had in mind.

Then I saw Berroco's Maya yarn. A soft blend of cotton and Alpaca in a nice range of colors. I fell in love with the muted tones of some of them. I picked a muted taupe, a pale muted lavender, and a slightly darker muted lavender.

I got home and started working with the yarn and I just love it. It is a worsted weight which is great if you want your project to grow fast. The yarn is very soft, and has an amazing drape, no stiffness, but not floppy either, and best of all, the cabling of the yarn means it does not split nor snag at all. It crochets up like butter!

I just love it when I discover a new yarn, in particular a great new yarn. I cannot wait to share my project with you. For now here is a little bit of yarn porn!



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