Merino Crew (2005)

Pattern:  Nothing, really -- a generic crew knit in the round
Yarn:  Shaeffer's handpainted merino

This was my first modern foray into variegated (handpainted) yarn.  I like the way it has the travelling stripes across the body, though it breaks up in the neck shaping.

The yarn colours are very vibrant -- they are what attracted me inexorably to the hanks of yarn in the shop!

In the sunshine, you get a better sense of the colours and vibrancy of the yarn, as well as the many different colours in play.  Truly, like a painted canvas.
Here is a full skein in the sunlight.  You can see why it was impossible to resist!