Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mmmmm, Skinny Cotton...

I dropped by Knitch yesterday and the incomparable Nell let me play with some of Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton. It's so brand-spankin'-new that it isn't up on Knitch's website yet, but it will be soon.

First impression is always how the yarn looks. I saw a beautiful display of colorful yarn in an old-style washbucket and asked Nell what it was, not realizing it was the very yarn I've been so eager to see. Nell was casting on with one skein and offered me another to hook with. I pulled a G hook (the yarn is sport-weight) out of my purse (crochet hooks, don't leave home without 'em) and went to work.

Skinny Cotton is reallllly nice. The texture isn't as fluffy as BSA Dyed Cotton, but I guess that's probably not feasible with such a small yarn. I was so excited that I think I crocheted too tight, but I'm really looking forward to trying it with different hook sizes to see what happens. I think this is going to be a really great yarn for crochet.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Gaahh! I have yarn envy!