Once in a while in life we get lucky, and we make a connection with some really amazing people. A few months a go I got to connect with Veronika (Big Sister) of YOTH yarns. If you are not familiar with YOTH or their story - head there right now. I'll wait.
Everyday I am grateful to be doing what I love. To be able to create with my hands, work from home as I raise my young daughter, and to be a member of a community that is so full of love and support. Veronika's story echoes many of these sentiments. Leaving a job that was no longer fulfilling and following her dream to do something she really loves, with the support of her family along side her.
I love having the opportunity to use yarn that has so much love and care put into it. With every stitch you can feel and see the difference. Their palettes are so beautiful and they definitely knit up into a fabric you want to wrap up in!
For this cowl I really let the yarn speak to me. Originally I was going to use the Little Brother (fingering weight) for a separate project from the Big Sister (dk weight). But as they sat snuggled up together in my basket, I just couldn't get past how they looked like they were meant to be knit together! I decided to marl the fingering weight yarn together (Hazelnut & Shiitake) and then used the DK weight yarn (Thyme) for a pop of color. With some striping, texture, and simple lace, it turned into the perfect year round cowl - Broken Thyme!
I hope you will have as much fun knitting it as I have, and if you have the chance to get your hands on some YOTH yarns - I just can't recommend it enough!!
To celebrate, I'd love to offer the coupon code BROKENTHYME, good thru Wednesday October 7 at midnight EST for 15% off of Broken Thyme! <3
xoxo - Andrea