Monday, June 6, 2011

Stash Appreciation: Schaefer Audrey


The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of yarn - my mom and I went to a fiber fest with Lumberjack and Ondrea, and I went a little crazy with the yarn purchases.  But all of those are packed up and on their way home to Washington, and I'm in New Haven visiting a friend, so I bought a skein of Schaefer Audrey at Knit New Haven.  I stopped in last year and bought some Pigeonroof Studios roving, and I wondered if this year they'd have some of their yarn.  They did, and I'm planning to make another stop to pick up a skein later in the week.


I saw this yarn a few times at the now-defunct Village Yarn and Tea, but didn't buy it, and kicked myself  when they went out of business shortly thereafter.  It's a 50/50 merino/silk single that has the best drape ever.  This color is on the neutral side for me, but I love it anyway.  Pale colors can be difficult for me to pull off because my skin tone is rather olive and looks washed out when paired with lighter colors.  This green, however, is a lovely, cool shade of minty green that I think will look good with my dark hair.


I'm thinking I'll make Jaali, or perhaps another one of Kitman Figueroa's patterns.  I've been seeing them all over Ravelry, and I think they're stunning.  Just another one to add to the list of spectacular lace I need to make.

Image of Jaali copyright Kitman Figueroa

Happy Monday!  I'm hoping to get back to regular posting this week, but we'll see how that goes.  Thanks for bearing with me during this crazy transitional time!

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