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Ok I promise this blog isn't going to turn into some weird random pictures thing. All that pre-amble was mostly to say that this last weekend I actually managed to take more pictures than I planned on using, and I also remembered about some older pictures that I had meant to use but hadn't yet. Yay!
One of the gifts the Enabler got me for Christmas was a 3 month subscription to the Sweet Georgia yarns sock yarn club. At first I was sorta excited and then once I realized that it meant surprise yarn in the mail for 3 months straight I got really excited. And then my January yarn came a couple of weeks ago and I went from really excited to "holycrapholycrapholycrap" excited. This is January's yarn:
It's called "storm chaser" and it's a superwash sock yarn made with bluefaced leicester wool. The colourway was inspired by the Vancouver winter where it's rainy and cloudy all the time. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it yet. It's one of those yarns that I don't mind holding onto for some time while I wait for the perfect pattern to present itself. It'll come eventually, I know it will. Only a couple more weeks until February's yarn!
After I found out that I was getting sweet georgia yarn in the mail, but before I had actually received it, I got so excited about the yarn that I went to my LYS and got a different skein of sweet georgia yarn. Let me justify myself by saying that it was on sale and I had a gift card and the colour was too gorgeous to leave behind and there was only one of them so obviously I HAD to buy it. Is that enough justification?
I wasn't able to accurately capture the colour of this one but it's the tough love sock in the colourway tourmaline. It's a much richer and deeper blue-green than how it looks in the picture, and it's gorgeous. I wound it up today and cast on for the Snicket Socks. I haven't made socks in awhile and although Winter hasn't really shown us more than a flash of its teeth yet, I want to make sure that I've got some nice warm socks to wear when it bears down on us for real. You may think I'm being pessimistic, but I prefer to think of it as realistic. And even if it doesn't get colder... well... y'know... socks!!