For Christmas, I received a 4oz braid of handpainted bfl. Unfortunately, I’ve since lost the tag so I can’t give credit to the maker.

I finally got around to spinning it up last week and was unsure how I felt about the stripiness. The idea was to knit a baby vest because I didn’t think there would be enough for a whole sweater, and I was worried that the bfl wouldn’t be soft enough. In a burst of energy, I plied, washed, wound, and started knitting with the resulting yarn:


bfl river

Well, I’m still not sure what to make of the candy-striped yarn which has translated into more normal stripes in the vest. But I can report that it’s nice and soft. After all, nobody wants an itchy, cranky baby.


baby vest