Friday, June 29, 2007

Fiber Friday - Blue Face Leicester

This is one of my favorite stashed yarns. I think it is the color that I really like the best. There is just something soothing about the colors to me. The yarn is Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Aran. It is 100% wool and the skein weighs in at a hefty 250 grams. It is about 375 meters. The color is called Cloud Burst.

I've got two skeins of this color stashed away. When I bought it, there were only two skeins available or I probably would have bought more. I like the colors that much. I really don't know what I would do with more... I don't really like heavy wool sweaters. But I've got two skeins and that should be plenty to work with. There is no point in hording yarn or being greedy. Well to be honest, I don't really believe that; I'm just making the best of the situation at hand.

Two skeins will be enough to make a nice scarf and maybe a hat though. I haven't picked a pattern yet. Although I'm leaning to the Manitou Passage Scarf from Jen over at 144 Inches of I-Cord. I like the idea of the reversible cables so that the back and front are the same. I like the idea of a two sided scarf. I'll take a looks through my stitch dictionary before deciding though. Anyone have a favorite scarf pattern that looks the same on both sides?

15 comments:

Stacey said...

that is a great scarf pattern - i think it would really pop in that yarn!

Meghann said...

That would be GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors too:)

Deb said...

Just how big is the stash?? That is stunning! Scarf Style has a great reversible cable pattern in it. I think it's the one that uses "Touch Me"; but there is also just a simple reversible cable pattern somewhere in the back too.

Bobbi said...

that is beautiful. I'm definitely interested to see what scarf you knit with it.

Stephy said...

The Fleece Artist BFL is luscious--I made an oversized Clapotis in the "Parrot" color. It's a wee bit scratchy for me, but the yarn seems to take color beautifully.

Jessica said...

Nice colors! Simply gorgeous daaahling. :)
I like the scarf pattern that you're thinking about.

Sue J. said...

Gorgeous colors, and I love that scarf. I have downloaded the pattern for future use. Thanks for sending me there. And, as always, thanks for eye candy Friday

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Wow! That is just stunning. I especially love the blues in it! That scarf pattern is fabulous..thanks for pointing it out!

mel said...

Yum - That is a really gorgeous skein of yarn!!! And I love that pattern - I bet it would look great with this yarn!

Zonda said...

Gorgeous!! Sorry, no scarf help!

Mom said...

Colors are wonderful and the pattern seems perfect to show off the gradation of the colors. I can't wait till you show me your "entire" stash!!!

Bezzie said...

I don't know, I think you're right in leaning towards that MPS! I can picture that yarn in that design.

Monika said...

Just beautiful how the colores grow from one color to the next. I love spinning BFL, even though it's wool, it's the softer kind. I like scarfs which look good on both sides too.

cpurl17 said...

I think that yarn would look gorgeous knit in any style--it's that pretty!

Jen said...

Ok, though I love my MP scarf pattern...a 1x1 ribbing or beaded rib or mistake rib in this yarn would be really pretty!

Love the yarn!