Hello and happy Friday!
Some new yarny goodness made it into my stash this week and I just have to share it!
First up is this Misti Alpaca Handpaint sock in Reaggeton which is amazeballs. I love it. I actually knit a pair of socks in this exact colour but there was an unfortunate felting incident and they are no more. This time I am thinking I will knit a pair of mitts so I can show off its awesomeness! I’ve had Kirju in my faves for a while and I think it would work quite well in this yarn, break up the colours and lend some additional warmth with that slipped stitch pattern.
Next up is this beauty from SweetGeorgia, Cashluxe Fine in Rosebud, probably the most amazing pink EVER. I’m normally not a huge pink girl (unless its hot pink pants!) but I fell in love with this one the moment I saw it, it has such a depth to it that really shows in the cashmere base. I’m thinking a hat in this one because it kind of loves my face, perhaps Sweet Little Nothing, a little girlier than what I would normally go for but I like it. Sometimes pretty and delicate is good.
Some Sweet Georgia Superwash DK in Boheme (can you tell we got a new order in at my lys?). I love this colourway, like strawberries and chocolate. And the name also makes me think of figure skater Patrick Chan (his 2012/2013 FS was to La Boheme, I’m a figure skating junkie fyi). I love how punchy and rich this colour is and you seriously can’t go wrong with some handdyed dk. I think this will probably be mitts too, just simple ones and I think I’ll knit a liner in some alpaca merino for extra tostiness.
This colour is lovely, Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Stormchaser. I normally HATE with a passion variegated yarns that contain white, I can’t even rationalize it, I just despise them. But this one is different. The white really seems to fit in nicely with the blue and grey tones in a very pleasing way. I’m pretty sure this will become socks because I always need a pari of socks on the needles. I’m thinking maybe Hermione’s Everyday Socks which will add some texture without distracting from the beauty of the yarn.
I have actually never knit with Sweet Georgia and I am really stoked to dive in but first I need to finish this beast:
This is a close-up of my Pendulum Shawl that I cast-on last Friday in some beautiful red and turquoise yarn from my fave local dyer Zenitude! At the ol’ lys we’re doing a knit-a-long of this shawl and its so cool to see all the colour combinations that people are choosing, I love both of these colours but I didn’t really think of putting them together until the knit night ladies suggested it and I adore it. Its so punchy and graphic, totally my kind of thing. I’m on the last section of it now and boy do those rows get long! The short rows and stripes keep the garter stitch from getting too dull but I am actually scared to count the number of stitches on my needles right now. Once this is done I have the foot of a sock to finish and then I can dive into my new goodies. These past few days there has been a fallish nip in the air and I’m starting to feel the need to knit a sweater, Storm Mountain is really calling my name.
Have an amazing weekend!