Friday, June 30, 2006

Yarn Review

Rosarios 4 Bio Bamboo: It's 100% bamboo, and comes in some lovely, rich colours. It's a great yarn, it really is. It's soft and silky to work with. It glides through your fingers and over the needles.

The resulting fabric has a beautiful sheen, and the weight and drape is magnificent. It's light, flowing, and somehow still substantial.

So what's the problem?

I'm working on a design for this stuff, and I've been avoiding it like mad. I think I've figured out why: it's boring. I've been working of late with a lot of interesting wools, with lots of texture. This Bamboo stuff is too damn smooth.

(If you're going to give it a try, be warned that it is a bit splitty, too.)

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