Wednesday, November 5, 2014

WIP: Suki

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Today I'm home sick from work with my second cold of the season (boo), but in between Theraflu-induced naps and chapters of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, I've been able to get a little knitting time in.

My Little Bird in the Briar is newly cast off and waiting for a bath - my ingenious plan worked, by the way! - so I chose a new two-color shawlette: Suki from The Sock Report, Vol. 1. Yarn Harlot made a beautiful version of Suki a few years back, and I fell in love with the idea of using a soft, melty yarn to make my own. In one of my few yarn excursions while I worked on my collection in 2013, I got some burgundy and grey Lotus Mimi for my devious shawley purposes, and it's burned a hole in my stash ever since.

So far, I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. The yarn is 100% mink, and touted as being cruelty-free. The burgundy colorway is deeply shaded - a glaze of ruby over black - and even without blocking has created a light, cohesive fabric with a dark halo.

And since my head feels like it's stuffed with small, furry animals, what better way to enhance the whole experience than with yarn that feels like cuddling a friendly mink?

3 comments:

Tahnee said...

I've never heard of mink yarn before, but I guess it's to be expected that it's super soft. Might have to try it one day.

Kat said...

Looking forward to seeing how it comes out and hearing more of your thoughts on the mink yarn-I've been wanting to try some for ages, but haven't gotten my hands on any yet. Love that color!

Jessica Smith said...

The color is so luscious! I can't wait to see it completed.