For Christmas, I'm not the easiest person on the planet to shop for, but yarn is always welcome.
Between my little sister and my DH, they gave me a sweater's worth of yarn from Brooklyn Tweed's yarn line called Shelter in colorway Thistle.
I have not swatched for the sweater yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I want to make this pattern called Greenwood that is a pretty simple looking cowl neck pullover.
Some impressions on the yarn:
It is super squishy and lofty. It will probably be very warm. I has a lot of bounce and personality, more than most yarns I've seen. The color is out of this world.
It did break when I first put it into my yarn ball winder, so I think it is quite delicate. I don't knit super tightly so hopefully it will not break during the process of knitting.
I noticed an unusual amount of VM (AKA veg matter, AKA hay or other prickly scratchy stuff) in the yarn. I guess I'll try to pick it out it as I go although I'm still not totally sure what to do in truth.
The yarn is otherwise very nice so I will press on.
Call me a sucker for a good shade of purple and an nice bouncy yarn.