Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Crossing Christmas Gifts Off My List

So, the thing about most of my knitting lately... is that it has mostly been in preparation for the 2014 gift giving season. 

Yah, I know. None of us want to acknowledge that Christmas is actually going to happen anytime soon, especially with this beautiful, warm Fall that we are having. After last winter, we are all understandably, in denial. But since this seems to be the year that I have found myself with a bit more time than I have in the past, I thought I would bite the bullet and knit socks for (almost) everyone on my list. (Uhm... sorry about the little spoiler there dear loved ones).

So while I shall try not bore you with each and every pair as I churn through them, this pair in particular seems to warrant a shout out.

And why is that??? You ask.

Because the yarn was an absolute delight to knit with.

And while I am not going to share the colourway here until these puppies have been gifted to one faithful blog reader in particular, (hence, the black and white photography), I do need to tell you about the yarn itself. Because each and every stitch was like a little slice of heaven.

The yarn? Northbound Knitting's Superwash Merino/Nylon. The perfect blend for a pair of hard wearing socks, but still an absolute pleasure to knit up.

This is a yarn I had never knit with, let alone heard of, before stumbling into Lettuce Knit one day this past summer. It has a beautifully tight twist and I suspect will wear well in the recipient's boots throughout the entirety of this upcoming Canadian winter (and hopefully, a few more after that!)

The good news? I can now cross another Christmas gift off of my list.
The bad news? I can no longer knit with this beautiful, bouncy yarn!
The silver lining? I happen to have also snagged a skein of it for myself.

Because isn't that how everyone plays the sock yarn game?

"One for you, and one for me".

Sort of like eating a box of chocolates...


Michelle said...

You're making the rest of us look bad! :-D

KnitTwit said...

☺ <3 Love it! And yes we look bad - I haven't even started my gift-knitting yet! I will, however, look around for this yarn you speak of...

PS: Just pulled out the last bag of stash that I got at Mary's Yarns (boo hoo!) and I found at least one gift I am going to make, but might end up keeping for myself! It's a beaded yarn, and I've recently been very keen to knit with beads.

Anonymous said...

Had to scrape my car windows this morning, so the knitwear is OUT! My stash from Mary's Yarns is, ahem, quite large. But I should get started on the Maine Morning Mitts (my gifts this year).