I’ve been working on a test knit I can’t really share, but in the meantime I did finish the Speckles and Spice Top for my best friend Jessica.
A couple of years ago Jessica came with me to Maryland Sheep and Wool and when she saw me grab two skeins of Miss Babs Yowza in Adobe she went back into the booth and grabbed a skein for herself. Jessica does weave and crochet on occasion but I think I get her all hyped up about yarn and she just buys it when she’s with me. When I was in NYC in January 2019 I convinced her to give me the skein and let me make her something she could wear with it instead of letting it just sit in her box of yarn. I picked the Speckles and Spice Top because the main color would use almost all of the skein in her size and I could mix up the colorwork with other yarns in my stash.
There are a few blocks of three colors that you have to work through that exhausted me but in the end it was worth it. For the contrast colors I used Chelsea Yarns Luxe DK in Leopard because she loves Leopard and I thought it would be fun to see a low contrast colorwork yoke. I had Hazel Knits Lively DK in Laguna leftover in my stash from another project and then I got to use the very last bits of Tempting Ewe Sparkly DK in grey that I had left from so long ago.
I love all the little subtle bits of color and the sparkle on this one. It isn’t my normal color palette of brights but I can appreciate soft and sparkly too. I also added in a “This is the Back” label from ShelliCan. It makes it way easier for someone to know which is the back on a hand knit. Her package arrived yesterday and she said it was a perfect fit, so I’m super excited I got to put her skein of yarn to good use.