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Goodies in the Mail: Fall Knitting Projects! ;<)

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Received this yarn order from Knitting Warehouse a couple of weeks ago and once again, the knitting needles are clicking here!

I feel lost without at least a couple of yarn projects on the go (can you relate?) ūüėČ

When all this yarn is used up, I will have:

A beret, pair of gloves, neck-warmer for me and two pairs of socks for Joe.

I’ll post photos and pattern links, as they are completed. ūüôā

I’m really happy with the patterns I’ve chosen this time; hope they all turn out as well as expected.

What are you working on right now? I love to hear about projects in progress and those completed.

Happy Crafting!

PS: If you aren’t familiar with Knitting Warehouse, click through to read my review about this company.

They have great prices and an extensive product line for all kinds of yarn projects. I’ve been happy with all my orders from them.

Your (yarn color) Opinion Please! ;<)

As any of my regular readers already know, I love to knit.

In recent years, I’ve been “stretching” my knitting skills a bit, trying some more difficult patterns, stitches and techniques, including Fair Isle knitting.

This cardigan is my first (and to date, only) ūüėȬ†Fair Isle project I’ve completed:

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FEFI back

I love this sweater and have had so many compliments about it already;  I want to make another one, this time in a spring/summer cotton yarn.

I’m considering using Willow Yarn Cub¬†.

If you haven’t checked out Willow Yarns yet, you’re in for a treat. They have some beautiful, natural fiber yarns available at prices that are hard to beat.

I’ve already knitted a swatch of this yarn and it looks great, with a the stitches showing up in a very defined way. I also love the soft¬†colors this yarn comes in and the price is great too at¬†$2.49¬†CDN/50 grams.

Here are the colors I am planning to use for this next cardigan:

cub yellow

This soft yellow for the main color.

cub green

cub mauvecub off white

And these three colors for the patternworks sections.  

I like all 4 of these colors but can’t decide if yellow should be the main color or the mauve or green instead.

Your yarn color¬†opinion please…what do you think?

PS: If you’re considering trying Fair Isle yourself or already have, you might want to check out my latest review over at My Real Life Reviews for¬†: The Very Easy Guide to¬†Fair Isle Knitting¬†by Lynne Watterson. It’s a wonderful book!