It’s been a dreary couple of days here in the Northwest – a few sunbreaks, but mostly rain rain rain
So I decided I needed some sunshine to cheer me up:
Like I really need more sock yarn. I bought this for a couple of reasons – I was really in the mood for some yellow – most of my sock yarn is more muted and the ones that are bright were too variegated for what I had in mind. Yellow is a colour I don’t really go out of my way to get – it’s hard to put my finger on what kind I like Anyway, I keep seeing this cheery colour pop up on blogs lately (too many to list, but Turtlegirl’s new Bugga purchase is a great example) and I needed to have some desperately.
I also wanted something I can work on when I go to the open craft night at Twisted – I don’t feel right going to a knit night and working on a yarn not purchased there. (Let’s not think about the other sock yarn I have in my stash from there. They are not yellow, damnit.) Of course, due to a sick kitty I wanted to keep an eye on, I ended up not going last night anyway. (Mina seems to be okay now by the way). Well, there’s always next week.
Finally, I recently purchased Cookie A‘s new book and I wanted a semi solid to work on some of the patterns (again, let’s ignore the 2 skeins of KnitPicks Essential Kettle Dyed I just bought, as well as a Malabrigo Sock that is a semi solid. Not yellow, damnit.) This Cherry Tree Hill yarn was perfect – it’s their new Supersock Select Semi Solids and lordy is it soft soft soft. I’ve actually never worked with Cherry Tree Hill yarn before but I don’t think this will be my last purchase from them.
Even balling it up was a delight, I just want to roll around in this yarn.
I ended up choosing Devon for the pattern & I got through one full repeat last night.
I think I’m going to like how these turn out! Of course, I’m also working on a half dozen other projects, some with deadlines – gifts for mother’s day and socks for CoffeeBoy (who will be here 3 weeks from today, I can’t wait!). But at least now when I need a bit of sunshine in my life, I can just admire my socks!