Book Yarn, Part I

Alrighty.  A few folks have asked if I’m going to tell you which yarns I’m using in Book the Second.  I wasn’t all that sure that folks liked that last time, but since you asked so nicely, I can totally be persuaded.  Even more on target, the book and the rest of my life are oh-so-rudely cutting into my knitting time (and thus limiting my blog fodder), and this gives me something to say.  So, without further ado, and with the help of our noble friend Percival, let’s get to the yarn.

On the left is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in the color Jasper.  Woobu is a 60/40 merino bamboo mix.  It comes in gigantic (620 yard) skeins and is super soft.  Bamboo often makes me kind of itchy, but this one doesn’t seem to.  One note is important to make if you’re eying this yarn.  The bamboo dramatically changes how the colors are absorbed.  The shade is much more muted and sort of silvery than it would be on pure wool.  Compare this picture to the color here.  Both are lovely, it’s just important to know that is quite a bit of variation.

On the right is Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Mediumweight in the color Ghillie Dhu.  STR is a lovely 100% merino and comes in 380 yard skeins.  I’ve used it several times before and will happily do so again.  This color is part of their spirits collection.  It looks white in my picture, but it’s actually a very very pale green.