One of the perks of being an indie dyer is that I'm always getting new yarn samples. New bases, new blends . . . it's always fun to consider the options. Deciding which (if any) new yarns to introduce can be a challenge.
Part of the process involves testing.
I've had a skein of this new base kicking around for a while.
I've been thinking of adding this yarn, but it's been a low priority. The only decision I had made was that I was undecided. The other day I was dyeing, and the lonely skein caught my eye.
I was already in deep with dyeing - one more pot wasn't going to make a difference.
The next step was to knit up a sample.
I can't say that I've made any decisions, but I do like the way this feels. I'll play around with the swatch some more before reaching a verdict. It's all part of the process.