Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: A Good Yarn Sarasota, Exclusive Colorway from Dream in Color

Today I'll be reviewing Jilly Laceweight Yarn from Dream in Color yarn in a special colorway hand-dyed exclusively for A Good Yarn. Disclaimer: I received this complimentary yarn in exchange for a review. I am not being paid to write this review and everything shared here is my real opinion.

I love nature. Even the smallest of creatures captivates me. Look at this beautiful, delicate little moth I found the other day. (Don't worry, my precious yarn is secured and safe from moths)

Nature is so inspiring. Indeed, many designers and dyers are inspired by the great outdoors. A Good Yarn Sarasota loves nature as much as I do, especially sea life. In fact, they've partnered with several yarn companies to develop a whole line of exclusive colorways based on nature, predominately ocean life. Cool, huh?

I was lucky enough to receive this hank of lace weight yarn to try out.

The colorway is called Cabbage Patch, named after cabbage coral. It's a great blend of greens with touches of blue. The hank is very generous in yardage, coming in at 880 yards. That's plenty of yarn to complete any shawl, scarf, or other traditional lace project.

I decided to use this yarn to work up the Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf pattern by Esther Chandler. This project will take me a while to complete, but I think it will be lovely when it's done.

I'll keep you posted on my progress. So far, working with the yarn has been quite nice. When I made a small mistake it also frogged fairly easily, even despite its halo. Sometimes colorful yarns aren't advisable for intricate stitch patterns, but I don't think that will be an issue here. The colors blend subtly enough that I think my finished project will be crisp and pretty.

What do you think of Cabbage Patch?


  1. You say no more features. I hope you are not giving up blogging. Many of us follow you and look forward to your missives - which inspire and teach us - and help all of us to increase our own skills. Every time I see something different - a new design - a "new" (to me, at least!) stitch pattern - I am excited and inspired to push myself just a little bit further - to try just a little bit harder...
    So instead of "working around" errors, as I'd have done long ago, now I frog and re-start rather than just "let it go". Why? Because I am following professionals such as yourself - and I am now inspired to do BETTER - to push HARDER - and to NOT workaround but work correctly.
    Please don't give up blogging - even if you have to post less often. Those of us who subscribe to your posts will be here - and waiting til you can find the time. I often wonder how some of these gals do it! Posting daily - or even weekly - while working full time and at the same time raising a beautiful family? HOW do they do it?
    Don't give up on us....and we won't give up on you. Deal?

    1. I think you meant to comment on another post, but I published your post here anyway.

      Thank you so much for your message, it really means a lot to me. It's really nice to get messages that affirm my hard work as a blogger. Don't worry, I'm not giving up on my readers! It just became a little frustrating sending out so many messages to potential feature candidates and having very few of them respond, while also being disappointed when folks didn't get their info to me on time. I'll still do other features from time to time, but not on a regular schedule.


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