Spring green


The official name for this yarn color is 111. Not a lot of poetry there! But a perfect color, despite the name, for this time in spring when all the new leaf buds are coming forth.


Almost the color of the fresh vinca minor leaves. . .

Or the newly emerging irises, at the base. . .

Or the almost blooming tulip flowers. . .


The yarn is Huasco sock yarn from Araucania, and I’m knitting an Arrowhead Lace scarf for my sister. She asked for a bright green and this yarn had arrived in the mail the day before. It was fate!

I added an extra repeat for more width, and I think I will add an edging to the ends when it is long enough. A very quick 4 row pattern that I memorized by row 8.

Though it hasn’t all been easy. The young-and-dumb dog dragged the new skein off the table and turned it into a jumble. Luckily she didn’t have too long with it and it only took an hour+ to get it untangled.

That dog has been through more yarn. I’ve fished skeins out of bushes and from under beds. She can’t help herself, and apparently I don’t learn. It only takes dropping my vigilance once and the yarn is doomed.