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WIP Wednesday: A Collaboration

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I'm currently working on a super fun summer shawl done in collaboration with Thoroughly Thwacked, a dyer hailing from Hillsboro, OR.  The shawl I'm working on reminds me of melons!  I can't wait until summer fruits start appearing in the markets!  

She has added a new line called Vixen to her yarns, and I can vouch for how lovely it is!  It is a highly energized single in a light fingering weight dyed a variety of vibrant colors!  It is 70% merino/30% silk, but it shines and feels as if there's more silk in there than that!  

I have actually had to frog this shawl no less than three times so far... (calculation error, ugh!) and the yarn has held up remarkably well for a single!  It must be how energized it is.  Despite the occasional extra twist here or there, I've not had any issues of it twisting up too much on me like I have some other yarns.  In addition, the high twist leads to great stitch definition, which can sometimes be lost with a single ply yarn.  I can't wait to show you the shawl as it continues!  :oD