...equals lots of sock knitting time. I've finished one pair in Cascade Heritage Silk Paints (85% Merino Superwash Wool, 15% Mulberry Silk), and started another. the yarn is THAT nice...)
The completed blue toned ones will probably be a Christmas gift for my boss - he did not hide his admiration for this colourway during the time I knitted them as a passenger in his car. I actually prefer when potential gift recipients state their likes for something - makes it so much easier!
The second pair is as yet unspoken for - it's a lovely, earthy combination of colours. It could go to my father in law, or my husband, or maybe my son.
Can I speak to this yarn? The colours are spectacular, there's no pooling (perfect for Nancy...) there's a slight patterning, but it really just comes across as random. And the 15% silk content gives a sheen to the finished item. This is something I expect from an indie dyer, something I'd be happy to pay upwards of $25 - $30 per skein, yet it's Cascade, and it's $19.99 at the Yarn Store! (and during their 50% off sale last week, I may have stocked up a bit...)
Plus it's 400 metres, so we're talking about a substantial amount of very pretty yarn...
I live just north of Toronto, in a lovely little town. Urban enough, but just the right amount of small town...
Working full time outside the home as a Licensing Cordinator and Analyst, and full time inside the home with a husband and son!