Friday, March 20, 2015

Pessimist's Rainbow

Back in September, I found myself with a nasty bug, which left me laying helpless on the couch for a good week or so. After starting to feel a little bit 'down' from all of the daytime TV, and one seriously failed knitting project (a cowl that was SO huge, it stretched down past my toes- NO JOKE), I felt as thought it was worth pursuing some non-traditional forms of healing.

So naturally, I started cruising the web for some new sock yarn.

While browsing through literally hundreds (and hundreds!!!) of hand dyed yarn listings on Etsy, I stumbled upon one that had been aptly named "Pessimists's Rainbow" by White Birch Fiber Arts Studio. It is more than safe to say that this yarn 'had me at Hello'. Just the name  of this colourway alone and I would have bought it! But when I caught a glimpse of the colours! Oh my...

The yarn is a perfect combination of dreary grey/teal/blue/storm, with a dash of vivid rainbow. It perfectly mirrored exactly how I was feeling the day that I bought it- glum and dreary, but secretly happy about all of the knitting time I had found myself with, while flaked out on the couch (even if my project had turned out to be an utter failure).

Within less than a minute I had added the yarn to my virtual shopping cart, checked out, and received an email confirmation that my order was being processed.

All of a sudden, I was feeling much, much better.

The yarn arrived a few short days later, but I didn't cast on right away. Instead, the yarn sat next to my knitting chair for several months, so that I could admire it daily. 

I finally cast on while on vacation last month, and you could say that knitting these socks filled me with just as much joy as buying the yarn did. 

The moral of the story?

Buying new sock yarn is a perfectly reasonable cure for the common cold,

And finally getting around to knitting it up doesn't hurt either.

As if you needed another excuse to buy more...


Wanderingcatstudio said...

Lisa does fabulous dyeing! I have knit with her "Screw you" rainbow colourway and it always makes me smile!

Michelle said...

I LOVE this yarn! I'm off to explore this dyers Etsy store immediately!

Anonymous said...

Going to have to check this yarn out. It's gorgeous! Not that I need another excuse ... I bought myself a LOT of sock yarn for my birthday last week. lol

Abbie said...

This yarn is great! Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to check it out!