Over the past five years I have bought a lot of yarn. At the beginning, I had no idea what I was doing. I just bought what attracted me. At the time I couldn't get over how the variety of yarn available had changed, compared to when I had first learned to knit in my younger days. But the more I read, the more I perused Ravelry and many knitter's blogs, the more I learned. Books like The Knitter's Book of Wool by Clara Parkes as well as her Craftsy video Know Your Yarn helped me gain knowledge. Nowadays I am much more picky about what I buy and I enjoying trying new yarn.
Besides learning about the variety of yarn available, I am also fascinated with the way dyers dye their yarn and the beautiful colourways they create. Once such dyer is Melissa Thomson of Sweet Fiber Yarns. Her colourways are so appealing. This year I joined the Sweet Fiber's Sock Yarn Club and was continuously impressed with the yarn I received. I really love the expertise in which she dyes beautiful unique colourways. Have a look:
I have to admit that I had a hard time choosing just a few pictures of her yarn to share with you. I realize, as I was looking at my photo library, that I seem to take an inordinate amount of Sweet Fiber Yarn pictures. They are just that pretty. Here's a few more if I haven't convinced you yet.
This year another Sweet Fiber colourway that really caught my interest was Chartreuse. I used the colourway in Cladonia by Kirsten Kapur, one of my favourite shawls I knit this year.
I loved it so much I couldn't resist knitting Amy Miller's Lake Effect in it as well.
|Super Sweet Sock: Chartreuse|
I have some other Sweet Fiber colourways in my stash and I excited to knit with them in 2016. I look forward to seeing what colourways Melissa comes up with in the coming year. When you are knitting the right pattern combined with the right yarn it is so joyous. That's how I feel when I knit with Sweet Fiber Yarns.