A Tale of Two Yarns

Even though this is the first day of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, it took me almost all day to decide what approach to take. While the yarn-snob in me was eager to complain about a certain recent yarn choice, I'm going to talk about 2 yarns that I think are beyond awesome.

The first yarn is something that I've only used once, but am keen to use again! Not only does Quince & Co. have beautiful patterns, and a lovely colour range, the yarn is 5 kinds of fantastic. I continuously rave about the Lark, since it's the only one I've used so far, but I'm sure the others are equally as delightful. The twist is just perfect and the 4-ply is perfectly fluffy and tough at the same time. I'm a huge fan of the Cascade 220, and it's one of my go-to sweater yarns both at home and at work, but it's got a touch of the itch, which is something that the Lark lacks. I guess this post will also serve as FO documentation, since I've never shown you my Eternity Scarf!

Pattern: Eternity Scarf by Michele Wang
Yarn: Quince and Co Lark in Bird's Egg
Total Yardage: Just under 3 balls (1 for each section)

The level of love I feel for this scarf is so high, it's almost insane. And while the pattern is a lovely combination of simplicity and texture, I think the yarn really makes it so wonderful. I wear this scarf at least 3 or 4 times a week, and has been my saviour in the everlasting Alberta winter with it's ability to wrap around my neck 3 times to make the softest turtleneck ever. I love this yarn so much that I would make and wear a unitard out of it. I may or may not be contemplating knitting myself some long johns out of the Chickadee for next winter.

The next yarn I want to talk about is a little more luxurious than the Lark. For my second yarn, I chose The Sanguine Gryphon's Bugga. (Or, in my case, the Skinny Bugga) I bought the yarn off a local destasher last spring, and fell deeply in love with the golden hues of the Bog Fritillary colourway.

The yardage of this yarn was great, and fortuitously perfect as I wound up with little more than 2 meters left. The sheen of the knitted fabric is perfect, and is just drapey enough to make the perfect shawl. And again with the colour! So perfect! I'm a huge sucker for semi-solid handpaints, and the variation was enough to keep it interesting without overwhelming the lace. I'd be ecstatic to use this yarn again, and I have at least 2 skeins with a similar content in my overwhelmingly large stash. Talking about it makes me want to cast on!

So, I'll quit rambling now. I have to say that I've been impressed with everyone's first Knitting and Crochet Blog Week posts! I'm learning so many things and it's only day 1! I'm looking forward to the upcoming posts and hope I can keep up!


  1. First: Love those 2 FOs!
    Second: I've never used any of those yarns, but I've heard soooo much about these, I might buy some in a really near futur!
    Third: I'm with you about the Cascade 220. I swear I can also hear it -squeeck- while knitting it!

  2. Those are both gorgeous projects!

    I am also in love with Lark, and even took a pilgrimage up to Quince & Co. headquarters to stock up (I'm only two hours away, so it wasn't such a grand ordeal). It has definitely become a fast-fave.

  3. @stephjmg

    Jealous! If I were that close, I think my unitard dream would come true even faster! (Not to mention many times over)

  4. I love the cowl and I normally hate them.. It's so cute XD