Cephalopod yarn in angles

Last week (or maybe on Monday? I’ve already forgotten) Eat. Sleep. Knit. announced that they were going to start carrying Cephalopod yarns. Hurray! I say this because they produce some of the loveliest hand-dyed yarn out there and often it sells out quickly (so I recommend checking out that link when you have a chance!). I picked up 2 skeins of Skinny Bugga, basically as much as my budget would allow since I’m saving up for a spinning wheel still. Skinny Bugga is the brand’s fingering weight yarn, is 80% Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon, and comes in 440 yard skeins. I can’t resist fingering-weight yarn. It’s partly to do with the amount of yardage and it’s ability to make a nice-sized shawl or a pair of socks. Anyway, I chose Frog Legged Leaf Beetle (left) and Box Jellyfish (right) to join my stash.

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I must say, they fit in really well. I love love love this color of blue and the Frog Legged Leaf Beetle is bursting with colors. And the softness, people, the softness of these skeins is just amazing.

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Another angle… I love how Frog Legged Leaf Beetle is different at each turn.

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Now here’s my question to you: Should I join these skeins together to make a large striped shawl or use them in separate projects to highlight their individual beauty? I originally purchased these skeins to go together but then seeing them together in person….well I’m having doubts. Mainly because they both equally would make great individual somethings. So now I’m just not sure. Thoughts?

2 thoughts on “Cephalopod yarn in angles

  1. I think if you striped leaf beetle with anything it would just get too busy, and if you combined it with box jellyfish it would look a bit muddy, there’s not enough contrast between them. But maybe you could border it with white or a plain light colour in something, i think that would look nice. Best let them both be the stars of their own show, as it were :)

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