Friday, May 31, 2013
It's here and I can't wait to start...
Have you ever just known that a certain project had to be knit in a certain yarn, by you for you? This is a skein of Tosh Sock in the color Winter Wheat and it's absolutely beautiful. I have been wanting this color in sock yarn for a long time as I feel it would make the most perfect yellow socks ever. Just so you know how long, Spring 2008 to be exact. Interweave knits published a pattern called Twisted Tulip socks that I fell in love with, of course they were made up in a yarn very similar to this one, and I knew I had to make them just like the picture (except I didn't want to order that particular yarn). So, I waited, and hunted, making multiple trips to yarn stores *smile* looking for the right yarn. This spring I found a yellow, but it wasn't quite right for the Twisted Tulip socks. I liked the yarn and color, I bought it, and I made the Lydia Bennett Secret Stockings from Jane Austen Knits Fall 2011.
They're lovely and I used Spud and Chloe Fine in Bumblebee. I really like the yarn too, but they're not the Twisted Tulip Socks. At knit night one Monday, I happened to see a skein of Tosh Light in Winter Wheat and asked if it could be had in Tosh Sock. Right then it was written into the order and I waited, patiently too. Well, yesterday I got a call, just as I was leaving the house - how perfect was that- that my skein of Tosh Sock Winter Wheat was in! Yippeee, away I went, and now the pattern and yarn sit in front of me. They will have to be worked on at home as the chart is rather detailed, so I have the Alex Jacket on the needles with Spud and Chloe Sweater in Root Beer and Moonlight for Micaiah as my travel project. A happy Momma and a happy knitter (not necessarily in that order right now.)