As promised, here's a preview of the latest works off my needles made from the wonderful organic cotton yarn I recently received. I'm really enjoying working with it, in part because it is a much thicker yarn than I've previously been using, so things seem to knit up very quickly compared to what I'm accustomed to.
It is also fun to see how the fabric unfurls from the needles with this thick-and-thin yarn, which gives a much more irregular, handmade appearance than my usual fine and even work.
Above you can see the boxy garter-stitch cardigan with drop shoulders I made. I love this raspberry pink! Above that is a glimpse of a shell top in aqua. There is also another style of shell top that is nearly complete in a very subtle sage color. Once that is done, I'll take more photos and put all three up for sale in the shop.
With any luck at all, these should be available for purchase next week.
I've finally received my summer yarn shipment, after finding out it has been sitting in the post office in San Miguel de Allende for weeks. I won't go into why that occurred, I'm just very happy it is here now.
And I'm especially happy with the new yarn I ordered. It is always a little dicey ordering yarn online without being able to actually see it or feel it. But, unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to find high quality yarn here in Mexico. If I should discover some, it is priced beyond all practicality. Thank goodness for the internet!
This shipment included Galler's Inca-Eco cotton yarn. I'm thrilled with it! It is amazingly soft and has been spun thick and thin like a handspun yarn, giving it an interesting texture when knit up. I generally have some idea what I want to make when I order a new yarn, but it is not until I have it in my hands and knit up some swatches that I get a clear sense of what I want to do with it.
So I've been busy knitting up swatches and getting filled with ideas and inspiration. I must admit, I've been lacking in inspiration the past couple of months. Just as I sometimes need a new cookbook to regain enthusiasm for cooking, a new yarn can get me excited with possibilities.
Inca-Eco is a 100% organic Peruvian cotton that is dyed with low-impact environmentally-friendly dyes. It
Connie is a knitter and gardener in love with life on a small ranch in rural Mexico.