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.)


  1. Can't wait to see it the tulip socks Angela !!! I've been pulled towards yellow lately too but haven't dared to buy any yet :)

  2. That pattern is really lovely and the Winter Wheat is the perfect match for it. These are going to turn out lovely and yes, happy knitter makes very happy momma (wink, wink!)

  3. Oh my, what a transformation! It’s like magic. I really love the color of the yarn you have chosen. It’s perfect for those knitted socks you made. I would love to see another of it, however in turquoise. It would really look so amazing, I believe so. Anyway, keep up the good work and have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I love knitting socks and have quite a stash of sock yarn waiting to be knit.