Our MN weather can't make up its mind. 35 degrees on day, 65 the next, then back down to 40...
A few weeks ago I took some time to test out some new (to me) yarn bases.
The blend of colors when speckling and smooshing is SO rewarding!
You never really know what is going to happen in the steamer. Its like MAGIC.
The skeins were pretty small, only 75yds, so I didn't want to risk an unfinished hat.
These knit up in about an hour a piece on size 8 DPNs.
The creamy vanilla color pooled in one palm,
and the dark purple pooled in the other.
I've worn them a couple times at work to keep my hands warm while typing. The warmth factor is unmatched. The mitts are thick, but flexible and forgiving.
The 1Ply base blooms and I can tell they will shed and pill quite a bit, but there were no separations in either skein and it absorbed the dye easily.
I will keep it on my 'maybe' list for adding to the shop later in the year. I don't anticipate selling much bulky weight yarn this time of year.
Let me know what you think. I don't knit many things with bulky yarn so I'm interested in everyone's opinion. Should I look for longer base skeins? What yardage is preferred? What do bulky-yarn-knitters look for? Dark colors, muted, brights, etc?
Linking up with Nicole's KCCO and Ginny's Yarn Along this week. I can't wait so see your stuff!