Last fall, Berroco
so kindly provided some yarn for me to use on this project. The majority of it was varying gauges of Ultra Alpaca
(a personal favorite), but also in that box was a new yarn that was about to be released. A super soft, shiny, beautifully draping yarn. Now that I'm nearing the end of my project, I'm finishing up my Berroco yarn stash as well. The two shades of this lovely mystery yarn triggered an epiphany in my brain the other day as I realized the perfect species to use them for: oyster mushrooms
This is a timely post, as I've been seeing oysters all over my feed lately from local wild crafters. Apparently, this is a really great year for them in Oklahoma. I'll bet more will be popping up over the weekend, with all the slow, drizzly rain we've been getting this week. You may be noticing this from the photos, but no, I did not detail the gills this time, mostly due to time constraints. Please don't hate me. If you like to see stitching for gills though, check out Lactarius indigo
, another species that I knitted with Berroco
And now that you're fully wondering what that mystery yarn is (I know you are), I suppose I'll tell you... it's Folio
! The caps were knitted with the Peaks colorway, and the cream shade is called Orr. These are by far the smooshiest (not a word, but go with it) mushrooms I've made to date. This yarn has some serious drape. I'm really considering ordering more to make a sweater or a wrap with; so lovely.
Well, it's been a busy week of knitting/posting about fungi! I will be working on more over the weekend, and now we're at a countdown! 12 phases left! Hard to believe. I wish you a very happy Friday!
These mushrooms were knitted for my project, 52 Forms of Fungi. You can see more phases from this project here