Friday, January 05, 2007

Yarn Delivery

The first of my Petals Collection Sock Club kits arrived! Well, it actually tried to be delivered on the 24th, but as we were out of town and with the numerous postal holidays it wasn't until yesterday that I actually got the package. It was worth the wait.

Here's a shot of the lovely wrapped kit. I waited until this morning to unwrap it since I was hoping for some sunlight, but that didn't work out so well...

And here's what was inside: A skein of gorgeous sock yarn in the color Lenten Rose, a picture of Lenten Roses (Christmas Rose or Hellebores to some of us), a pattern to use with the yarn, and a little welcome note. I am very happy with this kit. All my expectations were met. The subtle color shifts in the sock yarn are just lovely. And, purple just happens to me a favorite color of mine. :) The sock pattern is very lacy so I'm not so sure I'll be using it. I tend to like more solid patterns, but you never know. Maybe as I see other club members knit it I'll be inspired.

In knitting news, I finished the first Lichen sock and I hope to cast on for the next one tonight. Those socks really knit up quickly!

Here's a final close-up of the beautiful Lenten Rose yarn. Yea!


Liz said...

That is beautiful yarn Alyssa! What outrageous sock goals have you set for yourself in 2007? Maybe a sock a day like the Yarn Harlot :) By the way, what size dpns do you use for STR mediumweight? I know you'll tell me to check my gauge, but I just really want to know.

mle said...

What a treat! I think that yarn will look good in any pattern, expecially since it's a semi-solid...just gorgeous!