Wellington turned grey this week. It has been cloudy and misty and not very nice. It’s good though, we need the rain. With the world turning grey, both figuratively (when will I ever get my life back from work?) and literally, I felt the need for some happy colour infusion into my life.
This is the Momentum colourway from Stray Cat Socks, which I gleefully told you about a while ago when it arrived in my mailbox. (My picture is a much more accurate colour representation than on the etsy site). It’s done the trick! So nice to see pretty, happy stripes appearing on my needles. What this picture does not convey is the vibrancy of the colour. It has an almost translucent quality to it, which to my mind translates into energy!
I have to say that now that I have finally got Stray Cat Socks yarn on my needles, I love it even more! It’s a very good base – the yarn is a tightly spun 75% wool, 25% nylon. The plies do not easily split or separate, and there’s a certain smoothness to the yarn that allows it to slip easily between the fingers and on to the needles. It’s an excellent sock yarn. The young boy has already claimed the remainder of the ball after I’ve finished the socks for his knitted bunny’s pompom tail.
I have also recently got hold of a beautiful wool that I have been very interested to try for a while:
There is no other way to describe it than to say it is exquisitely beautiful. It’s a true silver colour – the actual colour of the fleece. The drape and lustre of this 100% wool yarn is to be seen to be believed. I need to collect my thoughts some more before I tell you about it properly though. Stay tuned!