Hello everyone, and welcome to the second sneaky peek before design introductions begin for Leather, Lace, Grit & Grace.
This is a sort of fibery roadblock if you will, because I also blogged about this indie yarn producer over at my other blog, Voie de Vie. No matter what you call it, the result is the same - Andrea over at the Wonder Why Alpaca Farm produces some of the best alpaca blend yarn anywhere. She's been working at and refining her process of producing yarn from the alpaca all the way through to finished, wound skein pretty much since I've known her. She also does all of the dyeing. And she's a mother of two teenagers. Multitasking is here middle name.
This colorway was perfect for the book's palette, and I was thrilled I had it in my yarn stash.
Andrea's yarn is featured in two designs in the book, the beginnings of one which you can see at right. Lovely texture and a quick crochet is all I'm willing to divulge just now.
I do also wish to mention that although I'm presently focusing on the book's fiber, the ladies who inspired these designs will also be spotlighted. The book covers a lot of material, so a little build-up is in order.
These women are worth it.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and do feel free to follow the book's progress here at the blog, at its Facebook page (please, like it!) and/or its very own Twitter feed.