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Coffee high

Since my internet was down at home, I’ve been spending a lot of time at neighborhood coffee shops lately pilfering their wireless internet. That means lots of caffeine and in this little body that means a lot of surplus energy to knit.

swatches

On the far left in blue is the swatch I knit for the previously blogged upon baby booties in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. In green is aMAIZing, a 100% corn fiber yarn from Southwest Trading Company (more about them in posts to come!). It feels a lot like a light cotton with fantastic drape – great for a summer tank top. I really love this stuff… and not just because I’m from Indiana, home of all things corn. I can’t wait to work more with this yarn.

Grandma MarianThe solid purple is Euroflax from Louet, which is perfect knit up into my Grandma Marian’s trademark dishcloth. Here’s my gram. She’s the best.

The last two swatches are yarn from Araucania, a company started by a mother and daughter in Santiago, Chile. In photo above the Nature Cotton is yellow and the Atacama Nature Alpaca is varigated purples. A good friend of mine from college was visiting recently and fell into an absolute swoon over the Atacama. It is quite swoon-worthy. So much so that I couldn’t resist making up a little baby hat to see how it would look in cables. The answer is incredible!
hat


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