I found this skein of yarn at my local yarn shop and was automatically drawn to it because of the earthy colors. This yarn gets me. It matches my hair and goes great with almost everything I wear. I loved the variations and chose the Quaker Yarn Stretcher patten to go with it because I thought it's simple design would show off the colors well. I was right! And I did also pay for this pattern, supporting a local designer.
In other news, I bought this lovely dress from the Ruche sale and my boobs are already refusing to fit into it only a few weeks later. The buttons gap at the top when I try to wear it. And it would totally work as a maternity dress because of the empire waist if only my now-larger boobs would just cooperate! (These pictures were taken when I was a budding size D, and things mostly fit. Sigh, now I'm pushing a DD. Not that I'm complaining. I mean, okay I am...but still. I want to wear this!) Anyway, I love the quality of the things I've purchased from Ruche. I've noticed that Modcloth, while mostly just as expensive as Ruche usually offers not the best quality. Everything I bought from Ruche is amazing quality and I know I will be shopping from them again--and forgoing the Modcloth splurge. While I love everything I see on Modcloth, I've been very disappointed recently when I've received things to find they are very cheaply made. Anyone else notice this?
You can check out my pattern page on Raverly here if you are interested in the specific type of yarn I used! (Also, I started this project in October of 2014 and just finished it last month. Yay, morning sickness)