The past week has brought some wonderful mysteries and surprises into my life. All of them are yarn, sock, and shawl related goodness, which is supposed to be kept somewhat under wraps so as not to ruin the surprise for unsuspecting participants. So if you don’t want to see this month’s Cookie A. Sock Club yarn, and don’t want to see what Clue #1 of the Westknits Mystery KAL looks like, read no further.
Here is a lovely buffer picture of a mysterious gourd blossom in my garden, a sprout from the compost that I am letting run wild. Seriously, don’t go past the blossom if you want to remain surprised…
Welcome, curious onlookers!
While at Sock Summit (yes, that again…I’m almost done talking about it, I promise!), I fell hard for the A Verb for Keeping Warm booth. I had seen their yarn over the winter, and loved its beautiful color palette, a result of all natural dyes. This time they had small skeins perfect for multi-color knitting, and I had a real hey day matching up colors for my Westknits shawl. While there, Cookie A. just happened to be drooling over an acidic yellow yarn dyed with marigold blooms. I was instantly drawn to the yarn, both because I love yellow and because I think Cookie A.’s taste in yarn is superb. Suddenly, something inexplicable came over me, and I just had a feeling that she would be putting some Verb yarn in her sock club soon. Right, Striped Socks?
I chose 3 colors of Verb’s Creating yarn for the shawl: Marigold, Barnacle! Matey! and Indigo. The first clue was a brief but tasty nugget, and Striped Socks and I wound our yarn and cast on the same day (she in the car while I drove us to the beach, I later that evening). I am loving my color combo and am excitedly working my way through the second clue now.
And then, a few days ago, I got my sock club yarn. It’s beautiful. See how this is all coming together?
Am I psychic, or what?