Sometimes I am drawn to wildly colored yarn, like the Trekking brand I am using in this pair of socks in progress:
Honey Badger. Not boring at all and works well with the colorful sock yarn.
Sock yarns are nice for other small projects, too.
My daughter is a fantastic knitter - her skills far surpass mine and I couldn't be more proud of her! She recently made the shawlette pictured above, it is one of Rosemary Hill's designs called Live Oak Shawlette, from one skein of Plymouth sock yarn. Here is a closeup of the edging:
And another one of the entire shawl, looking like it is going to take flight from the tree!
Not all of the wool yarn that I purchase is exactly commercial. I like to buy yarn from other farmers/shepherds, and one of my favorites is a Michigan family farm, my friends Lona and Mike at Shady Side Farm. The project below is from a few years ago, but I loved using their yarn. I got another skein after that (actually while on a farm tour of their place!) of natural white and also one of mixed blues and greens.
|The pink and grey skeins are yarn from our sheep, the speckled skein is from Shady Side Farm, fellow Michigan farmers|
|I think Ted is sticking out his tongue at commercial yarn, LOL!|