Thursday, August 11, 2011

Colour therapy

I think we've established that I have an insane number of skeins of sock yarn in my stash, most of them courtesy of 4+ sessions in the Vesper Sock Club I just haven't been able to get through, right?

In fact those skeins are the reason why I haven't rejoined the sock club; I'm waiting for the day when I have little enough yarn that I can knit a pair of socks before the next installment arrives.

But around the time of the funeral, I did a lot of impulse clicking on things that said 'add to cart'.  Especially when I happened to be near the computer at the moment the Vesper Sock Shop got updated (if you don't buy in the first hour after the e-mail notification arrives, you're waiting till next week for another shot, and even then, the colours will be different.)

Can you blame me?  It's been a long time since I had new Vesper colours and there is just something about that yarn.  I love my other sock yarns too, but these have the distinction of being high-contrast stripey, 100% wool, and so firmly spun as to be not perfect for anything so much as longwearing socks.  Though I did hear the idea of little squares knit from the leftovers for use in a blanket, which I think is brilliant.

Okay, enough talk.  Let's look at the pretty.

Happy sigh.  It took two weeks of shop-haunting, but I feel like I've made up my own adorable club.

Don't you love how these two vary by just one colour, and yet convey a totally different mood?

And also, how this one is missing just one colour from the socks I adore most?

I've left all three skeins on the kitchen counter for a little pick-me-up, but I'm not going to wait to get through the stashed yarns to get one of them into cakes and onto needles.  Can you guess which one it'll be?

1 comment:

heklica said...

they are beauuuuuuuuuuutiful, especially the first and the last, love them!