NEW YARN: Backyard Chickens!
Something has started to roost at Baaad Anna’s recently and it was the addition of Hue Loco‘s Backyard Chickens sets! Have you heard of these amazing yarn sets that are inspired by the colours found in chicken breeds of urban farmer?
These sets present many colour combinations not often seen in knitting yarn but as they are inspired by nature, they work perfectly together. And Hue Loco has a magical talent at drawing so many nuances of colours into a single string that it is a pleasure to watch it slip through your hands when working up.
These arrived at our doorstep moments before we left on our mid-Island, and subsequent Okanagan and Kooteney Baaadass BC Roadtrips, and were quickly swept up and coveted along our travels. The first batch almost entirely sold out on the road, but we just received a restock of every one of Hue Loco’s 2018 and 2019 sets. With four species of roosters (dyed on her Merino Sock base of a bouncy twist 80% SW Merino 20% Nylon) and four species of hens (dyed on her Phyllis Sock base of a relaxed twist 75% SW Merino 25% Nylon) for each year, we have 16 different sets to choose from!
Each set comes with a 100g skein in a main colour as well as two coordinating 20g skeinettes for all your colourwork pleasure! Socks are the most obvious way to use these sets but a simple shawl with an allowance for a few good colour pops would work as well and Alicia Plummer specifically designed her Downhome Shawl to work specifically with Hue Loco’s Backyard Chicken sets!
And if you are still on the fence as to whether you need a chicken in your life, just keep an eye on the news…