Friday, 5 January 2007

Seduced by the Posh yarn

I was merrily working through my WIPs (only 3 at the moment!) determined not to start any new projects until I've finished 2 of them. I was doing really well ..... or so I thought until I came home from work today.
Two packages arrived in the post from Posh Yarn - the skein on the left is Emily sock yarn (colourway - Sweetshop), bought in the last OOW (one off Wednesday) in December. It's 80% lambswool, 10% angora and 10% cashmere and has 400 yds to 100g.
The skein on the right is the January Sock Club yarn (colourway - Twinkle). It's 70% merino and 30% cashmere.
I had a fondle and a drool and put the skeins to one side while I continued working on one of my WIPs (a lacy baby cardigan), thinking I'd use the yarn another day. But I kept looking over at the Posh yarn, thinking what gorgeous colours they both were, wondering what I'd make, etc.
I knew I was doomed when, three quarters of the way through the second sleeve of the cardigan, I noticed my stitch count was out and realised I should have increased about 22 rows previously. ARRGH! So I frogged it back to the cuff and put it away. The baby's not due till June anyway. Plenty of time to get it finished LOL!
*Sigh* You just can't give in to the pull of this Posh yarn. I wound the Emily yarn into a ball and it's the softest, most luscious yarn I've ever felt (and I thought the Lucia sock yarn was soft). I just can't wait to get knitting with it and get those lovely soft socks on my little tootsies!


Christina said...

nice yarn. I have some of the january sock stuff, and it's already wound into a ball, but not sure what to knit with it though.

Linda said...

There's a nice slip stitch rib pattern in Sensational Knitted Socks that I'm thinking about trying out. It's supposed to break up the regular pattern in handpainted yarns, so it might be worth a try for a change. :)

Anni said...

Those two skeins are gorgeous. Love the Emily one. I had my eyes on that but it sold before I got to it. Now I know who beat me to it. Wanted it for socks for my daughter Emily, but you enjoy it.... Just joking. It's so gorgeous though .Hope Dee will do it again.

Susan said...


I've got the January yarn too, but I did not know it was called Twinkle. It's in the skein waiting to be wound, but I've got lots of other things to do before I knit it. It will probably be March before I get round to it, then there will be two more to knit too!

Fiona said...

Gorgeous wool. BTW I'm tagging you and it is all Kai's fault. :-)

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