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MDS&W Pr0n – Week 2

So, while we were making a run back to the car with load #1 of stuff on Saturday of MDS&W, we paused at the Brooks Farm booth. Cristi was eyeing the sock yarns, Jas was schmoozing with a woman she was talking to about carrying her yarns, and as I was looking at the baskets, I spotted this:
The loveliest tonal greens, in a beautiful wool and silk yarn with fabulous sheen, and soft as can be – Brooks Farm Four Play. I reached under the rack (it was in a basket on the opposite side), and snagged one. Jas started laughing as soon as she saw my hand – she said when she saw the hand reaching for the green, she knew it was mine. Apparently I’m predictable on that front.

So, I have 4 hanks of this (just over 1000 yards). I was thinking about a Clapotis, but since I’m already making a ribbon one (you’ll see that yarn soon enough), I’m thinking maybe something else. If you have any suggestions, speak up!

16 comments to MDS&W Pr0n – Week 2

  • buttercup

    Cozy! I think it would be perfect for that pattern.

    I have some Harmony I got at Rhinebeck which is green and brown (there was nothing like it at MD) and I still don’t know what to do with it. I’ll be watching your comments closely for ideas. 😉

    Hope your Memorial Day weekend is fun and relaxing!

  • turtlegirl76

    And that stuff is so soft! Of the 5 skeins I got of the peachy color I’m thinking cardigan maybe?

  • Adrienne

    very nice!!!!!

  • Bezzie

    Hm, I wasn’t blown away by Brooks Farm like everyone seems to be. Maybe I wasn’t fondling the right stuff.

    Ummmm…what to make? I say stash it and wait til it “speaks” to you!

  • Linnea

    Oooh, that yarn is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Just lovely.

    I cannot wait to see your ribbon Clapotis. I have been searching online for photos of the Clap with ribbon yarn and have had little success, but I imagine it would be beautiful.

  • Karen

    Four Play is awesome. I did a scarf in it, in a brownish colorway…a modular scarf. A clap would be pretty too.

  • Mary, Mary...

    I love those greens–I always think of short cardi patterns when I see solids.

  • cpurl17

    Brooks Farm is so wonderful. I have last years Stitches stash still sitting in my stash..

  • Zonda

    Just gorgeous!! Looks so soft and squishy!

  • Rain

    Me likey, I love the variations in shade.

  • Jenneke

    It could just as well have been my hand, were it not that I live on the other side of the world.

  • Jessica

    IT looks great. It’s a nice grassy green. Kind of like wheatgrass. Yummy.

  • Magatha

    I love wool and silk blends and the green is perfect.

  • roxy =^o^=

    A one skein wonder with sleeves and tie wraps, with a picot edge 😉

  • kelp!

    Love the color of your four play. I’ve got a couple of variegated skeins (different colors), and I’m also stumped as to what to do with them. Could you pair it with something else to make a sweater? Perhaps that’s an excuse to buy more!

  • costumechick

    I’m tagging you for a meme! The details on my blog on the May 30 post.