Fiber Monday, 7/4/22.

Fourth july vector created by pikisuperstar –

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I decided on my palette for the baby blanket. The yarn is Shine Sport from, and I ordered three skeins of the four main colors and two of the Wallaby. (I am hopeful there will be leftovers; no yarn chicken here.)

As you can see, I went for BRIGHT.

The first four are the main colors, and the last one, Wallaby, is for a narrow stripe between the colors. (I am toying with the idea of using it for am i-cord border, but because that would take roughly forever, it probably will not happen.) I’m going with only four main colors because I didn’t care for the blankets made with six or eight different colored strips. Each main color section will use three 110-yard skeins. I am aiming for the blanket to be roughly 30″x40″, somewhat bigger than the pattern, so that perhaps the babe will like it well enough as s/he grows for it to become her/his Blankie; also, a somewhat larger size seemed more practical. And, yes, I originally said I wanted all natural fibers, and Shine has 40% “Modal natural beech wood fiber”, which I think means a kind of rayon. But it does not come from petroleum so I am calling it good.

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How long until we can buy Hemprino yarn?

^^Helga created sheep from her laundry.^^

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5 Responses to Fiber Monday, 7/4/22.

  1. gayle says:

    Yay for bright colors!
    And those laundry sheep cracked me up!

  2. k says:

    I saw the close-up sheep first. Yikes! I loved working with the Shine years ago. I hope it’s still as lovely.

  3. KSD says:

    I’ve bought lots of the “Sweet Potato” colorway — it’s a wonderful color.

  4. The laundry sheep are highly amusing! The bright colors will make for a fun blanket!

  5. Dee says:

    Wish I had some fancy knickers. I’d be making underwear sheep in MY yard. LOL

    Good luck with the baby blanket. The colors look great.

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