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It’s Yarn Day!

I love it when yarn arrives.  It’s like Christmas.  All year round.  I get really upset if I miss the postie and there are no neighbours around to take in my packages and I have to trek to the post office the next afternoon to pick it up.  The anticipation is just too much for me to bear.

Here’s what’s arrived today.  More Scheepjes Cotton 8.  This time in blues instead of yellows.  Isn’t it beautiful?

The yarn matches my dress perfectly. #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

I absolutely love this yarn.  It’s such a great cotton.  It’s soft and strong, and the perfect weight for baby projects.

Scheepjes cotton 8 waiting to be turned into something beautiful #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

Scheepjes Cotton 8 #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

So baby project it is!  But what?  You’ll just have to check back next week and see for yourself.  For now, the yarn has gone straight into my project box and to the top of the pile of my never-ending To Do list.

#Scheepjes #cotton8 yarn, straight into the project box.

Working with Scheepjes – a Colour Riot

I love Scheepjeswol Cotton 8.  I knew I would, but I think it might be my new favourite cotton yarn.  I love that it’s soft, and I love that it doesn’t have the mercerized look and I LOVE the colours!

The beautiful colours of Scheepjeswol Cotton 8 on missneriss.com #crochet #stitch #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

For my latest design I’m using the beautiful shades of yellow, working on an ombre look.  There’s quite a bit of experimentation going on with rows and colours to get the gradient just right.  It’s difficult because my brain wants me to make sure all the rows are even, but the look is much better if it’s not.

Because I’m making a spring project, I’m wanting lots of space between stitches, I decided on the V-Stitch, which is absolutely perfect.  I’m now working on the courage to come up with a video tutorial on how to do the stitch, especially for other lefties like me.  But I need my own Dorothy and perhaps a trip to Oz for that.  We shall see…

Looking closer at the V-Stitch on missneriss.com #crochet #stitch #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

I love the way the V-Stitch looks, and for this project I’m using two strands together, which gives it a great textured look too.

Looking closer at the V-Stitch on missneriss.com #crochet #stitch #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

But what will the project be?  Well, that remains to be seen! Here are a few hints:

Experimenting with colours on missneriss.com #crochet #spring

Work in progress in time for Spring using the V-Stitch and Scheepjeswol Cotton 8 on missneriss.com #crochet #stitch #scheepjes #scheepjeswol #cotton8

You’ll just have to wait until next week for the Big Reveal!

Have you tried Scheepjeswol Cotton 8?  What do you think?