timing is so key.
just as the custom doll from threadpluslove arrived,
so did a skein of new cobalt blue gems fingering from louet!
now, my friend knitecochic
calls me ‘vibrant blue’ and the doll was designed to have short spiky hair like me…
so i knew immediately that this yarn would be a hat for her
(she is still nameless, btw,
if anyone has name ideas, feel free to comment below).
i’ve not always been a fan of fingering weight yarns.
my pinkies, of all things, always cramped up when i used thinner yarns,
but it turns out it’s the needle size that was the culprit,
not those beautiful fine yarns.
the color alone, was enough to draw me to the gems,
but turns out that the stitch definition is fab-u-lous as well. since i had a still model to try it onto (as opposed to a squirming child),
and as i was making the fit up as i went along,
i tried it on her many times and was continually impressed by the spring of the yarn
and how nicely it retained its shape.
soon as the hat
was finished, i packed it and the doll up and returned them to my mum
(the doll was to be a Christmas present from her to me).
when it finally was time to open the box and have her be mine for real
(oh how badly ‘she’ needs a name, guys),
the vibrant color of the yarn struck me as gold all over again.
it also occurred to me that perhaps some tiny little
bracelets should be next … right?
note: a little of the nitty-gritty.
i was given this skein of louet gems fingering to review,
but, you know me, a free skein of yarn
isn’t ever going to make me say that i like what i don’t.
i am much too pig-headed to act anything like that. ever.