Thursday, September 20, 2007

You've been patient, so here's a treat!

I realized today that I promised more info on my Taste of Germany package and then left you all hanging! Life (both real and knitting) has been hectic lately. But now things have calmed down a bit so here goes:

When I heard about the Taste of Germany blue kit I knew I just had to have it. I mean, blue sock yarn! What could be more me?

I lucked out and got a spot (actually Alexis got it for me because I was on a train somewhere in Philly) and received my beautiful yarn fairly quickly afterward.

In alphabetical order, to be fair...

Das Schneeschaf Marisilk

This is the one everyone was drooling over at the last FiberCult recording session. It's also my favorite colors of the bunch - blue and purple, who knew? Still not sure if I'm going to keep or gift this one - I'm not a fan of silk and I'm sure many people would love to have it.

Drachenwolle Merino/Silk/Ramie Sockenwolle

Handgefaerbt Sockenwolle Merino Light in Downstream

Sheepaints Sockenwolle in Wunsch Brunnen

Wollmeise Sockenwolle in VergiƟmeinnicht

I think one of the most interesting things was to see how differently all of the dyers interpreted the 'blue' theme. The Drachenwolle is more of a slate blue, the Wollmeise is just blue, and the others are some combination that contains blue. But they're all lovely!

In knitting news, the tight deadline design socks are done and off in the mail (2 more pairs completed, but I can't show you of course!) I am usually a pretty quick sock knitter, and I don't think I really thought very much about how different it is to crank out a pair of socks from a pattern and to write a pattern and then knit the socks while triple-checking every word. They took much longer than my usual pairs!

And now that that's over with it's time for me to start my Secret Spook projects, but never fear! I'll do some non-secret knitting too so you guys have something to look at.

Listening to: She Came On ~ Super Deluxe, 405 ~ Death Cab for Cutie

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Blogger Niki said...

I am DROOLING over how shiny that first yarn looks!!!

5:26 PM  
Blogger weezalana said...

What a groovy idea! They're all fab, but that Marisilk is gorgeous! Silk and Seacell, very interesting.

I have that colorway of Wollmeise, which will soon become a pair of River Rapids. It's Superman blue! ;)

5:41 PM  
Anonymous MJ said...

They're gorgeous! Like, super fabulous gorgeous!

7:35 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

ooooh silk! you know my birthday is only 8 months away! j/k its all very beautiful though... hope it was purchased Before the epic diet!

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Stariel's SP9 said...

Oh, I love the sheen on the Das Schneeschaf Marisilk!

6:40 AM  

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