Today, a simple question: why variegated yarn? Why? Why does it draw me in and make me want to pick it up, to buy it, to imagine it becoming something that somehow magically maintains the look of the beautifully dyed skein?
I was just spending some time on the Miss Babs webstore adding things to a cart that will never be purchased–just for fun, you know the drill . . . I love Wolves Den and Venitian Glass and Soul Food and Whimsical.
The trouble is the finished object, the pattern, the result. I have finished exactly one knitted thing that I really *like* in variegated yarn.
Yep, socks, but only when they are freshly knitted and not worn or washed. As far as knitted FOs go, give me a heathered (but solid) colorway any day of the week and I will love it, no questions asked.
As for spinning, I cannot get enough of the variegated colorways in all sorts of braids. And I love the resulting yarn (most of the time); but then I come up against the problem, once again: what to make with the finished skeins?
I would love to hear your opinions on this variegated issue!
My realization? I love the solid/heathers for my FOs and my variegated for the yarn stash, erm, “curated collection”I have growing upstairs.