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My Shades of Grey (and Some Yellow)

So the yarn kit for the Scheepjes Flight of Fancy CAL came in this very handy jute bag – handy for holding current WIPs (well, not all of them, they’d never fit)! The CAL designer Annelies Baes came up with this design for personalising the bag, using the new Catona yarn from Scheepjes: 100% mercerised cotton in a mouth wateringly vast range of colours. It is wonderful to work with, shiny and resilient like mercerised cotton, yet soft and squishy like unmercerised. Oh, and it doesn’t split like so many other cotton yarns. Uh-mazing! Currently making amigurumis with it for my little man.

Here is my take on Annelies’s design, using three shades of grey (242, 393, 172) and a splash of bright yellow (280). Even though it took me a lot longer to hook up than I expected and was a bit fiddly to sew in place, it was so worth it. Love it!

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