Last November I was contacted by the nice folks at Bare Naked Wools, who wanted to know if I would like to try their yarn. I was intrigued, so I did my research. That's when I found out that they only source US fiber and that they don't dye it.
Well, that's my favorite!
I was in...way in. I gave them my wish list and they sent it all: four lovely skeins of different weights and fiber blends.
Very soon after receiving the squishy skeins, I caked them all up and started swatching.
The easiest plan was to make up a couple of hats from designs I had been ruminating upon. I'll tell you more about those later in the summer, but for now let me tell you what happened when I swatched the Breakfast Blend DK in Bakery Rye.
Cabled Cardigan Dream Sweater Idea!
I humbly wrote back to BNW and requested that we enter into a partnership with this project.
Guess what! They agreed!
Shortly afterward, I received this beautiful stack of yarn to make the Dream Sweater.
Thus far I have swatched the cables, made the sketches, crunched the numbers, and tried out a start of the cardigan with a comparable yarn. I want my mistakes to happen NOT with this gorgeous yarn. Just a little more tinkering and I will be able to start the real, actual sweater. And then you may not hear from me so much.
I know! I'm supposed to be running a kind of Junebug Days and taking jaunts.
I'll try to get some of that in, too.