Happy Mail Day

I just received yet another package from Knitcircus Yarns as I’m a member of their Gradient Sock Yarn Club. This month the yarn is a gorgeous pink/fig color called Fig and Prosciutto. I find the name is a great match to the colours and this feels so like spring. Have a looksy

Gradient yarn club from Knitcircus yarns  IMG_3059

Gorgeous don’t you think? Now I just have to find the perfect pattern to do this yarn justice. The yarn comes accompanied with suggestions for both toe-up sock patterns and top-down patterns. Here are those they suggested and maybe you can help me choose:

Toe-Up

Diagonal Lace Socks by Wendy D. Johnson  – free on Ravelry

Hoar Frost by Louise Tilbrook – 3£ on Ravelry

Melisandre by Purrlescent – free on Ravelry

Les Chaussettes de la Schtroumpfette by Elise Dupont – free on Ravelry

And Top-down

Zora by Regina Satta – free on Ravelry

Bjork Socks by Cookie A – 6,50$ on Ravelry

Nutkin by Beth La Pensee – free on Ravelry

Spring Forward by Linda Welch – free on Ravelry and knitty.com

Hedgerow Socks by Jane Cochran – free on Ravelry

Talk about a difficult choice! Looking at these patterns I actually want to make a number of them so to choose just one will be difficult. After a simple browse my top patterns would be Melisandre and Bjork Socks but I’m not decided yet. What do you think? Have you knit any of these patterns yourself and if so what did you think of it? Do you maybe even have a picture of the socks that you would like to share with us?

That’s all for today, I’m counting on you to help me make a choice here:) So until next time take care and enjoy your crafting

Look I what I got in the mail

Hi there, I told you a while back that I’m part of a sock yarn club run by Jalaa Spiro of Knitcircus. It’s her gradient sock yarn club and I have knit 3 pairs of socks using her yarns so far.

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Well now I recently received my latest package and thought I’d share that with you

IMG_2973 IMG_2972  Isn’t that yarn just gorgeous? A warm red to soft red to soft yellow/green, to a sort of sea green to turquoise to blue. That’s how I see the colors now as I look at the yarn cake. Maybe the impression will be different once I have knit it up into socks. As always, Jalaa includes ideas for patterns for her yarn and usually those are simple patterns as plain patterns are best for showing off this magical gradient dyeing. I haven’t chosen my pattern yet but I may just do a simple knit stitch with an afterthought heel. That will make for a therapeutic knit which is what I need at the moment.

Jalaa also includes a little accessory with her yarn. So far I have gotten stitch markers, a tape measure and now this gorgeous felt pouch  IMG_2971This is handmade in Nepal by Frabjous Fibers and it is GORGEOUS.

Well, that’s all for today. Take care and enjoy your crafting. Until next time 🙂