I need to spend some time, as in a lot of time, figuring out if my Rowan Cashsoft DK will work with this pattern. Cross your fingers.
Of course, the million dollar question is: when to cast on? I'm already cranking on B's sweater, B's socks and this little unmentionable. I should probably hold my horses. Probably should. Probably.
Oh! I almost forgot about these little guys tucked away in the smallest cranny of my package:
A skein of Lucy Neatby's Celestial Merino in the Fiesta colorway.
It's so soft and shiny.
This would be the TOFUtsies in the 3 Foot Short colorway.
I thought this would be more rustic orange. Check out the yarn sample. Does it look warmer to you? My skein is more magenta. I kinda like it anyway, but goes to show you how inaccurate Internet photos are.
The yarn, a combo of wool, shrimp shells, cotton and Soy Silk, looks pretty different from the merino. I want to say that it's more fibery, or stringy, or something. Yet, it's actually softer, I'm sure owing to the cotton and Soy Silk. Has anyone knit with this? I know Wendy didn't care for it.
I like them both. They were on sale. Love sales.
Speaking of buying sock yarn, Cara (January One) mentioned The Yarn Tree's A Sock for all Seasons club today. They're offering six exclusive yarns and colorways, seven free patterns (although one is "basic"), and a Sock Sac (dunno what that is) for $250. I've obviously never signed up for a yarn club, so I'm curious if anyone else would share their experiences. It seems a bit, uhm, pricey, even if it does include shipping to the U.S. Anyway, was it worth it? Maybe I just have Socks that Rock Club envy.
On The Road Again
B has been in Cologne, Germany for the past couple of days at a conference, hob-knobbing with other carbon credit traders and schmoozing for clients. He also prepared tofu burgers for me before he left so that I'll eat more than just cereal while he's away. He left me with a whole dish of lasagna the last time he went out of town. Did I mention that he's a saint? This is why he gets socks knit in fingering weight yarn and a sweater.
He has to be back in the area on Monday for some other carbony thing. So I'm joining him this weekend. In fact I'm leaving after my yoga class tonight - if I make it to yoga. It's not looking good at the moment. Nigel Beagle is coming along since we hope to go hiking in the Mosel valley on Saturday. I have the skinny on yarn shops in Cologne, so maybe I'll post more yarn porn on Tuesday when I get back. I promise to behave. :)
Catch ya'll next week!