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Swatches and Swirls

I am currently working on a design for a crocheted Aran piece and I really would like to have a portion of the item have a sort of crochet version of moss stitch. The swatch here depicts ‘moss stitch’ in crochet, but is not exactly what I was looking for. I want the raised, textured affect but was hoping for a more offset design. I need to do some more swatching, I think.

Last night, Emma got out my umbrella swift, and she and I spun a few hanks into balls. Here’s my favorite. I must have had this in my stash for more than 2 years now!

It’s Claudia Hand Paints Fingering Weight Merino Wool in Colorway ‘Begonia.’ I love it! It is truely Smooshy yarn! It needs to be a scarf, for sure. Must come up with something!