Thank goodness for Fiber Friday. It's given me an excuse to put the pi shawl away for a day or two while I break out some new yarn.
Kaffe Fassett has designed a line of sock yarn for Regia. As soon as I heard about it, I immediately ordered a few skeins. I've knit 100's, well, maybe not 100's but certainly a double digits' worth of socks from Regia and I could gush on for days about how inspiring I find Kaffe Fassett. Put the two together & you have magic.
I'd bought the yarn with the intention of knitting socks but you know what they say about good intentions. The socks are turning into a scarf. While I was coughing up a lung (this bug my entire family now has makes us feel like we are all 8 pack a day smokers) yesterday and thinking about, but not exactly stressing over, my lack of recent Fiber Friday posts, an idea suddenly came to me for a scarf design. The Regia Ombre Stripe yarn was within reach and onto the needles it went.
Why Viper, you ask? I was watching Top Gun when the scarf idea came to me. And yes, I know - Top Gun. It was a 'I'm sick & I feel miserable' guilty pleasure. Besides, I love Tom Skerritt.
But back to the yarn... It's a little stringy but I think it will soften up once it's blocked. I seem to recall that being the case with most Regia yarns. It's also a superwash yarn which is nice for those times when the spouse surprises me by doing a load of laundry. The self striping factor means you never get bored. The stripes of color are fairly short though and I don't think the striped sock picture on the label is very accurate for this particular yarn. Hmm, maybe I'll have to order more so I can test that theory. Because I really do love the color-way.