The last installment of Knit Purl's 2009-10 sock club arrived this morning. As always, the presentation was beautiful. Also as always, included was a little surprise.
The surprises have ranged from a Lantern Moon sock project bag in shocking pink shantung to a sampling of caramels and chocolates to stitch markers to tea.
This month, there are two surprises. Here's one...
|Shibui Staccato Sock (65% superwash merino, 30% silk, 5% nylon, Beachball colorway)|
yep, yarn! 192 yards to be exact. It's for the second surprise, a pattern for a headband knit in short-row triangles. I don't have anyone to give a headband to, so I'll use this beautiful yarn for something else.
|Koigu KPPPM (100% merino, Hot Lips colorway) The deepest plums are showing up black - sorry about that|
The colorway is called Hot Lips. For those of us who don't live in Portland, Oregon, it's not a reference to the M*A*S*H character but to http://www.hotlipssoda.com/, sellers of real-fruit sodas. I guess Koigu was thinking of raspberry soda, blackberry soda, boysenberry soda, maybe even strawberry soda. Those sodas sound really good, especially on a steamy July day!
The pattern for this luscious yarn left me cold at first. I'm seesawing between contempt and technical interest on this one. What do you think: interesting challenge or juggler/clown sock that won't stay up?