It's Arrived!

My 2008 Summer of Socks kick-off project arrived in the mail today — and so quickly! Here I just found out I'd won the button design contest on Wednesday, and already my great prize has made it's way across the country. Wendy Johnson of Wendy Knits graciously donated one of her sock patterns and a skein of yarn to make it up. Just look at this beautiful, summerlicious yarn she sent!!!

The Knittery's 4-ply Merino Cashmere Sock Yarn
"Cheerfully handpainted in Victoria, Australia"
70% Merino / 10% Cashmere / 20% Nylon
Colorway: Sea Breeze
397 yds / 95g

This is stunning yarn. I wish you could feel it for yourself, but you'll have to trust me about how soft it is. That hint of cashmere packs a wallop! The skein is sitting beside me as I write this post, and I keep reaching over to touch it.

As for the pattern, I had a tough time selecting just one from among all of Wendy's gorgeous designs, but I did finally commit to Asparagus Cable Sock. If you didn't click the link to view these socks, do it now! Aren't those cables just glorious?!

The note Wendy put on my pattern says, "Sock on!" That rocks! For some reason, it also makes me think of Mr. Miyagi in Karate Kid: Sock ON. Sock OFF. (Probably dating myself with that one.)

These socks, which I'm pretty sure I'll call my "Prizewinning Asparagus," are top on my list for the big sock-a-long. I can't wait to cast on!

Thanks again, Wendy, for donating such a great prize to the button contest; and thanks, Jessica, for picking my entry!

1 comment:

WendyKnits said...

t did get to you quickly. I'm impressed (this time) with the postal service's ability to get a package where it is going.

I'm so pleased you like the yarn I picked out for you!