Cascade 220 Sport Superwash (left) and Cascade 220 Heather (right)

Why does that package of new yarn in the mail always give one that lovely feeling?

First, I’d like to give a shout-out to the folks at Yarn Forward (Stittsville, ON). I ordered my yarn online on Sunday (5th) and received it here, in rural NS, today the 10th! Thank you!!

This is my first foray into Cascade 220 yarn (I know, where have I been??). So far I have only fondled — both the sport superwash (left) and regular 220 are wonderfully soft; yum!! ¬†You’ll notice I snuck an Addi needle in there too ūüôā

The Sport Superwash is in the Granny Smith colourway; I was afraid it would be too pale, but it’s perfect for what I’m planning — a beautiful spring green that just exudes images rebirth and new beginnings. This is destined to become shawl #4 in the Celtic Shawl series. And this new design will have a new and interesting shape — different from all the others. ¬†(The series already includes a Faroese-style shawl in fingering weight ‘On the Moor‘, a crescent shaped one in worsted weight ‘Margaree Harbour‘ and Lady of the Canyon which is a rectangular shawl in fingering weight yarn.)

The Cascade 220 is a heathered Moss Green and I think it will become a Celtic vest — we’ll see.

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