daily for the last week or so:
Castlemaine Post Office person: Oh God no, here she comes again. It's your turn - I'm taking my break now [ mass exodus ensues ]
Me: Is it here yet ?
receives answer in the negative
and the cause of all the excitement?
the generous and wonderful and marvelous Irene at Jolly Jumbuck decided to do a little RAOK* with the last set of her Aussie Olympic hand dyed sock yarn and I got it!!!!
It's on Handmaiden Casbah which seems to be just the most wonderful machine washable merino/cashmere blend and something I'm dying to knit with.
It's just as well it took a few days to get here, because I've been in a quandary with what to cast on. Obviously it has to be something worthy of the beautiful yarn
... Hat? mmm maybe ... but ...
... jumper for grandson? It's a wonderful bright colourway that would marvelous on a fair, blue eyed blonde and I love him to pieces but ...
NOPE, not enough for him to get my cashmere
...fingerless gloves ? for once, no, I think not
... okay socks. It is sock yarn after all... but WHICH ? so many great patterns.
small rest while my brain cools down from the internet sock pattern overload
- nothing too fancy. Lace socks look better in solids or very subtle variegations, which this self- evidently ain't!!
I'm thinking about Broadripple or Wise Hilda's Basic Ribbed Sock. Opinions? or other suggestions? but quickly please 'cos I'm not sure how long I can wait to cast on :]
Don't forget to leave a comment on the birthday giveaway post here - you have until the end of the month
*RAOK - Random Act of Kindness