Each time I choose a yarn that will remind me of the area that I'm visiting. It could be a local yarn, or the name of the yarn, the color, or perhaps it's a yarn I've never seen before. This time, for my trip to Georgia and visit to Creative Yarns, I chose Classic Elite Yarns' Magnolia. When I think of the south, I think of magnolia trees, so it seemed like a perfect choice. The color is "Forget-Me-Not", which is also very appropriate. It's light lavender, leaning towards blue. When I started the afghan I chose fairly neutral colors but I've gone a bit astray on that over the years. I have no idea what my afghan will look like when it's finished, but it will be very special just the same, and filled with memories. By the way, I keep a chart listing the yarns, dates, and places and the reason I chose that particular yarn.
|Color #5448 - "Forget-Me-Not"|
70% Merino, 30% Silk
DK weight ~120 yards/50 gram ball
For my Travel Afghan, I'm starting with 80 stitches for the large square and the rectangle, 40 stitches for the small square, and worsted weight/dk weight yarns on size 7 US/4.5 mm needles. If all goes as planned, my next block will be made with yarn from Calgary, in July.