|April 8, 2008 @ 11:54 pm|
I am being so good. I am knitting from my stash. And not recent stash – DEEP stash! I bought this yarn about a year ago and didn’t like the feel and color of it. It is 70% merino and 30% cashmere and it is indeed soft, but it’s kind of sticky like when you rub velvet the wrong way. I think the colors on the web were much more darker and vibrant, so it was a slight let down. But I liked it enough to keep it, and the person it was for would like it. It was supposed to be socks for my mother-in-law LAST YEAR, but never got the time to do it, so I decided to do it this year. And it makes me feel good that I’m getting a jump start on Christmas. Well, really, what it is is that I want to reduce how much we spend at Christmas, and hand knit socks are priceless!! Hand knit cashmere socks…well…much better than some bargain basement DVD from Target.
Anyways, so I wound the yarn up on my injured ball winder and still didn’t like it, and I started having regrets. But then, I started knitting with it and my god, it was amazing. The pattern was the perfect choice – Baudelaire by CookieA. The stitch definition and the fabric was very pleasing and oh-so-soft-you-can’t-stop-touching-it.
I’m still not happy with the color, but I have to remember that it’s not for me. I know that my MIL will love it!
Comment by shadkitty
Made on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 @ 2:15 am
Ohhh it looks pretty. Like…frozen plums or something.
Comment by Courtney
Made on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 @ 2:58 am
Very Pretty!!! I Love them !
Comment by Stacey
Made on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 @ 3:27 am
omg – this yarn is goreous! You have “introduced” me to more awesome sock yarns…I now must go on a hunt for some Posh! Great pattern choice, I love the leaves!
Comment by Chrissy
Made on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 @ 3:53 am
That sock/yarn combo is totally drool worthy. Totally.
Comment by Lynn
Made on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 @ 4:39 am
Seriously those are exquisite!
Comment by Jennie
Made on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 @ 8:52 am
Your MIL is gonna love it! It’s soooo pretty. :)
Comment by Deb
Made on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 @ 6:24 pm
Man, I love lucia sock yarn! Friends joined Dee’s Posh sock club a year ago and each gave me a skein of this yarn. I overdyed one (atrocious color)- and knit the other right away.
I have to say, it did feel a little weird at first, but after I wore the socks I JUST LOVED them. They wash really well on cold/gentle, and are always great to wear.
What a great gift!
Comment by Barb
Made on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 @ 7:17 pm
Ooh, these are looking very plush and yummy!
Comment by minniedent
Made on Thursday, April 10th, 2008 @ 3:15 am
I agree with Deb. I’ve heard Posh Lucia gets much softer after a wash.
Comment by Tanja
Made on Saturday, April 12th, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
Richtige SchÃ¶nheiten werden das – die Wolle sieht toll aus und das Muster ist herrlich!
Comment by Juls
Made on Sunday, April 13th, 2008 @ 8:04 pm
Deep Stash – I like that category! I felt soooo virtuous lately when I busted out my first skein of sock yarn, ever!
Comment by Kaya
Made on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 @ 6:03 pm
How preetttyyy… @__@
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