Monday, June 04, 2012

Birthday Yarn!

I've gotten all my birthday yarn in the mail, and I thought I would show them to you. I'll start with the yarn from Garnkorgen. I got only one lace skein, from Madelinetosh:

Tosh Lace (100 % Merino, 869 m/114 g) in colourway Grove

Then I got some sock yarn:

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (80 % Wool/20 % Nylon, 398 m/100 g) in colourway Manzanita

Opal Sock yarn (75 % Wool/25 % Nylon, 425 m/100 g) in colourway Powder

Cascade Yarn Heritage Sock yarn (75 % Merino/25 % Nylon, 400 m/100 g) in colourway Spruce

And Cascade Yarn Heritage Sock yarn in colourway Raspberry

I like all of the yarns, but I am absolutely, completely in love with the Heritage yarn! The colour of these skeins is absolutely amazing, they are both so very saturated and deep. I found I could not help myself, so on Saturday I wound the Raspberry skein and immediately cast on for a new pair of socks. As I didn't have any socks on the needles right now, that was completely fine, but I have been a bit obsessed with them since then. I'm fighting a really bad cold right now, so I've been home from work today, and I've almost finished the first of the Pippin socks:

The stitch definition is soooo pretty! I think I like this yarn a lot better than I like the Wollmeise sock yarn, and this one is cheaper and more easily available to boot. Perfect! The yarn isn't as soft as the Bugga! yarn I used for the Owlie socks, but it is definitely soft enough. I won't be buying any more soon though, as I've more or less used up this year's yarn budget on this one purchase...

Well, that one purchase, and the last purchase from Chili Gredelin as well (that was included in the birthday money!). I got myself two skeins of the lovely Madame yarn (55 % silk/45 % Cashmere, 366 m/50 g) in colourway Black Forest:

I thought these skeins would be a lot darker, more black, but I kind of like this grey cololur as well so I'm happy. It is always a gamble to buy yarn off the internet, and so far I've very rarely been displeased. Maybe I'm not too picky about yarn!

Ok, now I need to go blow my nose and lie down for a bit. We'll see if I make it to work tomorrow. On Wednesday there is a national holiday here in Sweden, as it's our National Day (I guess that is somewhat like independence day in the States, only we don't celebrate as much, we just get the day off work), so we'll see if I think it's worth it to go and feel sick tomorrow or stay home and cure myself for one more day. The weather is really cold and rainy, so it's not much fun being at home either.



Virginia Watson said...

OOH those raspberry socks are GORGEOUS!

Also, Happy birthday. :)

The yarn purchases look awesome.

Anonymous said...

love these … so cool, well done you

Wollwerk said...

Great!!! Great yarn, beautiful shade...and a perfect pattern! You did a good job - great!

Thank you for your nice and interesting blog!

Kind regards from Cologne in Germany...