September 2008


And sailboats


Embossed Leaves Socks
Handmaiden Casbah – Wine


Miss B (as she is called in our house) sent me a hell of a gift last week.

Mama Blue Troika Sock in Siren

It is a similar base to Handmaiden Casbah–linked below–and just dreamy. And quite sought after. Her generosity isn’t surprising because it is just who she is, but it was a fabulous gift and surprise from someone who has been such a good friend for a long time. Thank you Bertha.


I also received the yarn that I ordered from Shivaya Naturals – a custom dyed fingering weight merino yarn in a wine red.

I think that the picture is a bit pinker than it is in real life–it is gorgeous.

I swatched on 6s and 7s for a Tempest

The yarn is a very smooth 2 ply. I would call it fingering or light fingering – The last sock yarn I knit was Handmaiden Casbah which is pretty thick. I started the sweater on size 7s but it was a bit too open, so I ripped back and am knitting it on 6s. I haven’t gotten very far–pictures will be forthcoming.