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Do You Have Wanderlust?

I do! I do! A while back I was sent some of the purples range of Scheepjes new Wanderlust yarns to play with and they are super pretty. I immediately knew which ones I liked best (the two on the right oops, left!) and started hatching a plan for what to make.

Left to right: Rio de Janeiro (453), Las Vegas (458), Paris (466), Havana (454), Chicago (465) 

Left to right: Paris (466), Chicago (465), Rio de Janeiro (453), Las Vegas (458)

This is an incredibly soft 100% acrylic yarn which comes in 19 different self striping colour combinations. You can see the full details in the Scheepjes poster below:

As I was messing about with this yarn, I came up with an idea I really wanted to make with it. I’ve been trying out a lot of different stitches lately as I am eager to learn more and see how a lot of the stitches I like work. I figured one way to put them to good use is to use it to test out some of these new yarns. I knew right away what one I wanted to try with this yarn and after a few rows, I was in love. I won’t share that just yet, but I will share the yarn I chose to use.

I went with Rio de Janeiro (453) as it just stood out to me from the start. Actually, that’s sort of a lie, I also very nearly went for Las Vegas (458) but the Rio won out in the end, because I love the colour combinations and I’m a huge fan of purple and green together. I ordered a few extra balls, as I’m pretty sure my idea will take at least three in the end, but I wanted to make sure I had enough in case I decide to add to it later.

I’ll be honest, in the bigger picture, I’m not a huge fan of acrylic yarns. Not because I’m a yarn snob, that’s not it at all. I couldn’t give a toss if something is made of acrylic, wool, cotton, bamboo, or even dog hair, as long as it looks and feels nice. In my experience, most acrylic yarn has a squeaky feeling that makes my teeth itch, I just can’t stand it. This doesn’t have that, though, thank gawd. It’s really soft and I’m able to knit with it for a long time without getting that nails on a chalkboard feeling I’ve gotten from some other acrylics.

Anyway, that’s what’s going on here at the moment! Chilling out in front of the fire and working on this new project. I haven’t forgotten some I’ve mentioned previously, and they are still on the agenda, but I got sidetracked, what can I say… if you’ve been around here long enough you know I’m absolutely crap with deadlines!

I should have some sneak peeks of this project soon. Until then, if you want to check out Wanderlust for yourself, you can get your hands on it internationally via WoolWarehouse or your local Scheepjes retailer!

This post was made in coordination with Scheepjes. All work, photos, thoughts and opinions are my own.

About Tammy

A Canadian living in France with her Dutch hubby after 17 years in the Netherlands. A total TV and movie junkie who is never not knitting. She also enjoys other crafts, nail art, cuddling her dogs and general geekery. Otherwise just working on getting by and making a life for herself in her 'new' country.

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