Back in January of this year, I went to Vogue Knitting Live in New York City and purchased this yarn from Annie's Attic:
It's label was covered up, but I peeled it back and it was Artyarns Ultramerino 4, 191 yards each. I thought it was a sage color, but after I got it home, it looked like a clay (gray) color. The yarn has no sheen it isn't very interesting at all.
When I unwound the skein, I still couldn't tell what color it is. I can see green and brown, but what looks like blue is actually light green, I think. It doesn't matter now because in all my years of buying yarn, I have rarely come across a yarn I didn't love, and I still plan to make the best of it.
There is one thing I know for sure, it's turning out to be a pretty good looking Ashton Shawlette:
I cast on last night and I'm up to the second of three charts, the third repeat of five for chart 2, and it's going pretty good. The shawl is so pretty, it deserves a better yarn and maybe one day I'll make it again with something I adore. The next time I pick up yarn from a box on the floor in a dimly lit area, I'll try to bring the yarn to a better light source. It's just that the price was so right.
The weather here in New York has suddenly changed from dead of winter to height of summer, so a shawl at this point is about as useful as sunglasses in a movie theater.
I'm feeling inspired to stash down. I'm in charge of the yarn destash, the Tour de Fleece will take care of my fiber issues.
Did I mention that the Tour was coming up in 46 days? I think I did. It starts on June 29th. Yay!
I have to spin up some of my processed fiber so I can make room for the raw fiber that I plan to buy this year. Woo hoo!
Let me stop now before I start a whole new blog post!