September 6, 2007
Here’s a quick peek at the Handmaiden Flaxen swatch knitted up. It’s 6″ x 8″ wide on a size 4 needle.
I really love this yarn, I love these colors, but I do not love this swatch. No matter how pretty the colors are in the skein, something happens to them when they’re knitted together, and it just doesn’t sing for me. Who knows how the color breaks would fall when worked at a wider width?
The great news is that Flaxen comes in other solid and semi-solid colorways. See? Really lovely–you would love this yarn, which looks a bit like a nice firm twine, with a very subtle sheen.
Off to continue my marriage therapist training course. JUST KIDDING! I would be such a terrible therapist! “Rupert, stop nagging her, willya? And you, missy–enough with the weird and time-consuming hobbies!”