In the crazy haze was that Christmas knitting, I received my YarnBox and didn’t report on it. I know, you’re all totally disappointed and fully missed my careless rambling of all thing yarn related. But this month was hectic! Between furiously knitting for relatives and friends, our weather was up and down. It was stressful. But thankfully, that’s over and we can get back to our regularly scheduled rambling.
This month’s yarn box was fairly unique. Instead of a single skein from a seller, we received three 50g mini-skeins (that coincide with the striped sock pattern) in Louet’s GEMS line in varying shades of coolness. Four palettes of soothing, complimentary colors were sent out for December along with some extra goodies. We received a small sample pack of Crows Nest Wool’s stitch markers which are pretty cute.
While I tried to branch out more on my usual color schemes, I’m not too sure it worked out in my favor. I changed my preferred color to yellow (I know, totally out of the box), with my least preferred still being pink. I’m not entirely sure if YarnBox took that into account this time around as I got the second pinkest option available, with there being a chartreuse color that would’ve fit into my yellow-esque preference. I would say this is probably my lest favorite YarnBox delivery, but only for the pink and cyan. That teal is gorgeous and just as deep in real life. I’ll probably regift the other two or make socks for a relative instead. It’s up in the air, really.
As for the sock pattern, we received Jessica K. Larson’s Tilson which perfectly show off the mini-skeins with awesome striping effects. I will probably make these, actually, as they’re so cute. Plus, I really need to liven up my vanilla socks.
Speaking of livening up my socks! I present to you all: my first exciting socks! (Well, that you all know about at least…) They’re a bit big, so I might end up ripping back and starting over, but I think I’m gonna knit the heel first to see how the fit is. (A real heel flap one and everything! Look at me growing!) We’ll see how this turns out and I’ll be getting to posting some of the Christmas presents I made! Woohoo!