I think shopping for sock yarn is my favorite yarn buying activity. There’s virtually no yarn that you can’t use. And the colors are amazing.
Leigh mentioned how much she loved her sock yarn from Spirit Trail Yarns earlier in the week. I stopped by and found gorgeous colors!
I’ve been looking for something a little bit special or unique to buy for a few knitters who have been very kind to me in the past year. I didn’t want to just send something like a Regia (or even a Koigu). Although they’re both great yarns, I was hoping to find something that they wouldn’t have easily found themselves. I hope this is it.
Now that I’ve determined the Donegal yarns are not suitable for St Brigid I’ve been wondering what I might do with them. Here are a few ideas I’ve come up with so far:
On the left is Joy and on the right is Salina, both from the Rowan Vintage Style book.
I also can’t seem to get this design out of my head:
It’s Ava from Rowan 34. I originally bought this issue for Elfin, but Ava seems much better suited for me. The shaping is pretty, and I love the lace up front! I can see wearing this casually with jeans, or dressed up with a long skirt for a client meeting. It’s knit up in Rowan Wool Cotton. I wouldn’t like Ava in the Donegals though, and I don’t think anything in my stash would suit it, so I’d have to make a yarn purchase to make it. *sigh*