Today's suggested subject is something about some yarn used or coveted or hoarded that is particularly particular, in my opinion. Particularly.
I looked through my projects on Ravelry, and then my stash on Ravely. First I was all....Wow! Look what I have done! So cool, and what progress! Then I was. Ohmygah. I have so much yarn and roving I could knit myself through retirement.
Maybe not...though, so I shouldn't stop buying. Just yet. Just in case.
But I digress. Back to yarns.
Cotton holds a special place, because I remember Momma knitting dishclothes with cotton, and it's cheap and comes in a veritable array of colors.
And I love my handspun. I love my handspun from fiber I have processed myself. There is something very connecting about the whole process, especially when I have met the bearer of the fleece and I become the wearer of the knitted article. Alpaca is plentiful around my locale, and it is delightful to both spin and knit and also to wear. Kind of a headache to process, actually.
Wool blended with a) cashmere, b) silk, c) both a &b I think knits like butter. And I love butter!
Color-wise, I love natural colors until I start knitting with painted yarn. I love seeing how self-striping yarn knits up between my needles. Then I see a wonderful silvery-grey, or a rich brown, and think that's to die for.
Mostly I love bargains, and usually am fortunate enough to find my favorites often enough to feed my hobby/addiction without feeling guilty. Mostly.
And that brings me to the two fibers I have never knitted, but would dearly love to try. Buffalo and qiviut. They just never go on sale.