I had a hank of Quince and Co. Chickadee on hand and started working up my swatch and re-remembered how much I absolutely love this yarn. This color way is called "Honey" and it reminds me of the color of the duck cloth jackets that are the perennial favorite of farmers and ranchers and the like. The yarn itself is very consistent; good twist, good color consistency, great wear. And it is really affordable.
|Quince and Co. Chicadee in "Honey" swatch|
Also if you are inspired by the opportunities to shop "locally" or help the businesses that are attempting to re-invigorate in the American fiber/textile industry, you need to go and read about Quince & Co. They operate a mill in New England and are careful about their fiber sources and generate a fantastic product at a very reasonable price. I've had nothing but positive experiences.
This little garment has yet to pass the gamut that is the transition from concept to viable thing. But in my mind it will become a little half cabled bodice with a peplum of ribbing either a cardigan or pull over... haven't worked out those details yet. Wish me luck.