Yarn Along – 3/14/12
Laura’s Blog Entry
A new project and a new book for the yarn along this week! (Join Ginny over at Small Things for a complete list of everyone who is participating in the link party.)
I am just starting a new book, My Name is Asher Lev, by Chaim Potok. I am enjoying it so far. It’s interesting learning about Hasidic Judaism through the story. It’s about a young boy who grows to be an important artist. I am about a quarter of the way through and he is still a small boy. Quite interested where it is going to go… I’ve heard it gets into his creative process quite a bit. And you know how much I love talking about the creative process (or at least you know it now)!
My project is a simple scarf. I tried many stitch patterns and finally settled on garter stitch to show off the lovely color repeats. I bought the yarn on a whim on my first trip to a fairly new local yarn shop called “Hank.” It’s in the Hyde Park area and it is fantastic! It’s organized by yarn weight, which makes shopping for projects a dream.
The yarn I’m using is Malabrigo Rios in colorway Zarzamora. Sounds exotic, doesn’t it! I love it. Soft and squishy as well as beautiful. Here’s a link to the project in Ravelry if you want more details.