Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stash Appreciation: Claudia Handpaints Fingering Weight


About three years ago, I had a protracted love affair with Claudia Handpaints.  I made two pairs of socks out of their fingering weight yarn and loved them, then bought two skeins of their silk laceweight to make a blouse.  I love their variegated colorways, and the yarn is absurdly soft.  The two pairs of socks bit the dust while I was in Japan, thanks to that cranky pair of shoes, but both of them lasted about two years - pretty impressive!


These two skeins, of the colorway Desert Dusk, are likely destined to become socks too.  I might flip through my copy of Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn to find a pattern that does the colors justice.  I love how the yarn could be a pretty neutral tonal variegated, if not for the ridiculously bright blue shots throughout.  The colors are definitely Southwestern, and it will be nice to have a little bit of sunshine on my feet in the middle of all this grey summer weather we're having.

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