My first installment of the Twisted Fiberarts Big Yarn Club arrived this morning, and I am so excited. The yarn is dyed in a style called Evolution (my book Yarns to Dye For has a similar style, called Graduated Color Band), where colors slowly mutate throughout the skein (not in regular repeats). The colors are fantastic- so rich and beautiful: from deep pink, through brown, through mottled greens, through blue. The colorway is called Floozy, and the yarn is Buxom, a bulky organic Merino. It's incredibly soft and gorgeous. Oh yeah, and it's an exclusive colorway, so if you're not a club member, you can't have any. neener neener.
This ball is 90 yards, and at first I was worried that I would not think of anything to knit with that amount of yarn, but I stumbled on some bulky lace hat patterns through Ravelry, and knew that was the way to go. I worked out an original chart, and I've already cast on, and am knitting a lace hat, dotted with my own lampwork beads. If the pattern comes out okay, it'll be the first Freebie Friday pattern in a long time (to be posted next Friday- you'll all know in advance, because I'll post the finished hat. If it turns out.)
So, back to the needles.