I adore this yarn. It’s Twinkle Handknits Soft Chunky, and this color is Coral. In my photos, it appears to be an intense red, but I think it’s just showing off. In person, it’s a gorgeous, electrifying coral. I made the mistake of picking it up in Bella Lana–the color called to me and insisted that I give it just one smoosh, I swear it wasn’t my fault–and I wound up carrying it around. Unable to put it down, I had to take it home with me. I had to.
Twinkle is quite possibly the chunkiest yarn I’ve ever worked with, and the skein winds up into such an enormous ball that the M.E. said I looked miniaturized when I was holding it. I have no problem looking miniaturized, in fact I consider it a benefit of working with the yarn. I should carry a ball of it around with me at all times–perhaps people will think I’ve lost weight.
So what can I make with two skeins of wild, smooshy, very bossy coral yarn? The Dayflower Scarf! The pattern calls for a much less chunky yarn and much smaller needles (I’m using US 15s), but do I care? Of course not. I just knew I’d like it knitted up in this yarn, and I do.
Once again, the chart made my eyes cross, so I re-drew it. Worth it, though. I love the pattern and it’s breezing right along. I just started in on the second skein, and the scarf is almost as long as the coffeetable.
This project is the first in a series prompted by my latest bout of startitis, and it’s going so fast I’ll have to start something else before I know it. Actually, um, I already have. Stop in tomorrow for an exciting tale of resurrection. At least, I’m excited about it. You’re free to yawn if you like. I’m not providing pillows and blankies, though, so sleep at your own risk.
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