Winter has decided to smack us around a bit. They’re forecasting 4-8 inches of snow for us today and this evening. It’s hard on the animals, because on Monday it was 80 degrees F, and today it’s snowing with a forecasted low of 17 degrees F tomorrow morning. Quick weather changes like that always throw everyone off, especially the horses.
But in honor of our first serious snow storm of the season, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite yarns, “Studded Snows”. The “marketing” department (aka Mom) always vetoes my awesome yarn names by the time they make it into the store, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.
This is a special order for a friend’s sister. This particular friend has sold the scarf right off of her own neck at least three times for us! We are lucky to have her as a friend.
The yarn is spun from Mikayla’s fiber. It’s two ply, very light weight. The beads are strung onto a black silk embroidery thread, which is plied with the two alpaca singles (see here for details on spinning with beads). I use two sizes of beads, to add to the texture of the piece.