This week, I once again fell prey to the temptation to buy mini skeins of yarn from a random stranger off the internet. I was poking through the Ravelry Forums when I saw a posting about an offering of mini skeins based on “Colors of the Americas”. I tried to avoid the temptation, but eventually I had to give in.
Mini skeins are something that
Ravelry peeps (and I’m sure others) offer as yarn for use in scrap items such
as my Leftover Blanket. A 5-gram mini skein of yarn will make a couple of
squares for the blanket. While I don’t need more yarn, I love the idea of
incorporating many different colours into my blanket; so I’m always open to the
possibility of buying more mini skeins. In this case, I wasn’t really tempted
at first glance, but once I saw the inspiration I couldn’t stop thinking about
this yarn and had to buy it.
Lydia McKay hand-dyes yarn and sells
it via the White Iris Yarns shop on Etsy. Etsy is a great site offering small
business owners a marketplace for their handmade goods. Lydia uses Etsy to
market her beautiful hand-dyed yarns.
As part of her post on Ravelry, Lydia
shared pictures to demonstrate her inspiration for the colours she chose to
represent the Colors of the Americas. I love these pictures, and they pushed me
right over the edge and I couldn’t resist buying the yarn. I’m happy that she
is willing to let me share the pictures here, so I can spread my excitement
while I wait for the skeins to travel my way from Washington.
Big Bend Patchnose Snake
Garden Tree Boa
Green Vine Snake
Lençóis Maranhenses National Park
Thank you Lydia for sharing such beautiful
inspiration. Can’t wait for the yarn to arrive!