Jan 31, 2012

Clubbing

Near the end of last year (I know, not really that long ago), I shared my thoughts about wool clubs.  I really value brick and mortar yarn shops -- my own LYS included -- but I also like supporting indies, too, and exploring new yarns and colors.


Truffle


I mentioned then that I had just signed up for the 2012 Year in Color Club with Tanis Fiber Arts and ever since, I've been thinking about what new yarn I would be introduced to in the new year.  Well, my gorgeous skein arrived last night (thank you, Mr. Mailman) all the way from Canada and I couldn't be happier!


This is a superwash merino in a fingering weight and the colorway is stunning.  Tanis chose the perfect name for this color, and I'm really excited to wind it up into a cake and cast on.  It came with an original pattern by Hannah Fettig of Knitbot fame, and while I've made a very loose promise not to have too many WIPs on my needles, I don't think this one can wait.




Aren't the subtle changes in tone incredible?  So, once again, my mailman is my friend -- I only hope he doesn't think he needs to do an intervention with me about my stash.

19 comments:

  1. That really IS a beautiful colour - I'm really looking forward to seeing how it knits up :)

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  2. What a wonderful mailman you have to bring such beautiful yarn right to your door!

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  3. That is a gorgeous skein of yarn! I can't wait to see the FO!

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  4. That is some seriously beautiful yarn.

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  5. The colors in this yarn are great. Can't wait to see the finished piece

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  6. Wow, I'm loving the colors. It must have been hard to capture in pictures, so congrats!

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  7. That colorway says seed stitch me! or double moss. I love when colors pool in a gentle way, and lately I go to those two stitches to get an eye pleasing product.

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  8. That is fun stuff! Excuse: Supporting an independent Mom & Pop while getting awesome yarn in return. Score for everybody!

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  9. I'm so jealous of your truffle yarn!! I love the photos I've seen, it looks amazing.

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  10. Lovely yarn and I definitely think it's great to be part of a wool club!

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  11. oooohhhhh my! Beautiful! What will you make with this loveliness?

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  12. I did a double take with title of this post! I really, really love that yarn. I have a feeling that the picture doesn't do it justice though.

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  13. Tanis does good! That is just beautiful!

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  14. The colors on that are amazing! I can't wait to see what you make with it.

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  15. yay! fellow clubber! thanks for your comments on my blog. I'm super excited to start on the January pattern, but like you I already have so many WIPs already! Looking forward to seeing your results!

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  16. Yum!!! I am really looking forward to seeing what you do with that.

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  17. Are you going to knit this up in the HF design?

    Ohhh, how I want to feel this skein slip though my fingers and needle.

    hugs
    Gerry

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