I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I love swatching. I love playing with new yarn (well, new to me). And I love testing out new stitches. Here's a couple from the book swatching progress:
Merlin from Louet
Wool/ Linen Blend that's Machine Washable and Dryable!
I totally dig this yarn. The swatch was fine after I crocheted it, but then I tossed it in the laundry. And after a spin in the dryer, it was a whole new swatch. Its drapey and light. Its going to be perfect for a dress I have in mind.
Pure Silk from Debbie Bliss
A DK weight of wonderful silk.
I have been petting this hank of yarn for a while. I knew it would have beautiful stitch definition, so I have been looking for a really special pattern for it. I think I found it. I love the corners of the granny square.
Love from Vickie Howell's SWTC yarn line
Bamboo/ silk blend in vibrant colors.
I knew bamboo has amazing drape and I loved how soft the yarn felt. What i was looking for was a blend of punk rocker project with classic stitches. This granny is my take. Sure its a simple granny, but just wait to see how I combine it in a cropped wrap top!