Happy Earth Day!
I've been reading Adria Vasil's new book Ecoholic Body with great interest and some trepidation. It's a bit scary to think of how many toxins and pollutants reside in products that we use every day. Yesterday I went out and bought an eco-friendly, ceramic, teflon-free frying pan. I love the colour!
Lanaknits is a Canadian company that produces hemp yarn. I used several skeins of their fingering allhemp3 for my Grellow version of Color Affection.
I love working with hemp. It's a bit rough to start (though not as much as some cottons I've worked with), but it softens up with washing and has a lovely drape. I've been wearing this more as a scarf and I can attest that it's really cozy around the neck, without being too hot. I think it's a lovely fibre for summer knits and so I've cast on for Flaming June, by Vancouver designer Cheryl Naimath. It's knit also with the fingering hemp. Off on a business trip later today - this will be great airport knitting!