Friday, November 7, 2014

It's Friday ... and a New Sneaky Peek

Happy Friday, everyone. In the fiber world, Fridays are pretty much devoted to fiber updates. So, in keeping with that theme, I thought I'd share a few process photos of one of the projects from Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace. 

Of course, it starts with a great skein of yarn:

 Sarah Anderson is the dyer behind January Yarns and this yummy skein of llama sock yarn. Just look at that awesomely tonal gray - otherwise known as her Silver Lining colorway. Each skein is hand-dyed to her specifications (and trust me, folks, she is picky, picky, picky - in the best way possible). The good thing (at least from my perspective) is that no two skeins are the same; that's the beauty of buying from independent artisans.

Below, you'll see how this great gray skein of llama sock yarn worked up, as well as tools of my design process: hook (and sticks beyond the photo frame), my notebook and pen in the background, as well as some extra daytime lighting because ... well ... this is the Pacific Northwest. 

Just look at how that tonal dying is working up in this project (which completed form will remain a mystery just a little bit longer). It really brings light and depth to the stitch pattern.

I'm looking forward to sharing this completed one-skein project with everyone in just a few short weeks.

In the meantime, do feel free to follow this blog, follow the book on Twitter @LeatherLaceGrit, or like the book's Facebook page. I am so excited about this project, and I hope everyone else will be too!


  1. ooooh, her yarn looks delicious! I'm going to have to check it out. I love how it's working up on your hook.

  2. Thanks, Andrea! You just never know which other yarns we'll see here ... :)