Andi left a comment to yesterday’s post mentioning that there is a page devoted to the new Classic Elite alpaca sock yarn on their website. That page is here. You can view a bunch of the colorways there — they look really yummy! The yardage is 450 yards per 100 gram skein which, as Andi pointed out, makes it a good yarn for shawls as well as socks.
I did start the second sock.
I think I’m going to be sorry when this pair of socks is done because the yarn is so lovely to knit.
I got a couple of very cool gifts in the mail yesterday! First, this:
This is a skein of gorgeous yarn from Judy. She was kind enough to offer to send me some sock yarn to help me feel better. (It is a well-known fact that sock yarn possesses magical healing powers.) Look at this color!
It’s called “Rainy Day Blues” but to me looks like a favorite pair of jeans. I love the heathering and subtle shading. Thanks, Judy!
My second gift was this book, sent to me by L-B.
Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story. Does that not look like an extremely fun read? I’m really looking forward to diving into this, so I will be moving it up close to the beginning of the rotation of books to be read. Thanks, L-B!
And a week ago, I got something amazing in the mail.
This is the kit for the Wild Apple Bohus. Or in other words, my knitting Holy Grail. This was sent to be out of the blue by an extraordinarily kind and generous person who, I think, had some inkling about how much I was looking forward to this kit being made available at SolSilke. (It’s not listed on the website there, but it is indeed available — I have noticed at least one other person in blogland has ordered one.)
The Wild Apple is the Bohus design that I love above all the others. When I found out that Solveig was working on it, I was beyond delighted. So you can imagine how I felt when I opened the mysterious package and saw it. There may have been hyperventilating and tears and hugging of the kit . . .
What came in the mail today?
My ID for the National Marrow Donor Program! 🙂
“That’s fine, as long as no one expects me to donate my catnip . . . “