Book Yarn, Part X

An exciting thing happened yesterday.  The nefarious scoundrels lovely employees of the customs office released one of my packages and the saints of fed ex brought it right to my door.  In that package was the very last of the projects for Book the Second.  That means that I currently have all 20 projects, finished, washed, blocked, and tucked safely in the box.

This is a very good thing, as the planning meeting with the photographer is next week (eek) and the photoshoot shortly after that. To mark the momentous occasion (er, and because I’d been meaning to do it for a while now anyways) I’ve got the final yarn previews for this book

On the left is Three Irish Girls Beckon Stretch Merino in the color Burke.  Now don’t be confused by the word stretch in the title.  It seems to refer to the way the yarn is spun, not from the fiber content.  It’s 100% superwash merino and quite versatile.

On the right is Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in the color Padraig.  It’s a lovely sturdy sock yarn with 20% nylon.  And as always, Three Irish Girls’ colorways are totally delicious.

And now that I have all the projects in, I might do a few teaser shots (sort of what I did last time) and finally come clean about the theme and structure of the book.  In a few weeks…once I’ve had some time to pet all the pretty wooly things.



sock3Calcareous is live, click here if you’d like to make yourself a pair, or to find out what I meant by yesterday’s crack about my misspent youth.

I also have the distinct pleasure of announcing that Sharon at Three Irish Girls has graciously agreed to donate a skein of the gorgeous Adorn Sock yarn I used to make these socks to one lucky reader!

Now lately, I’ve had the marvelous experience of being contacted by several talented yarn dyers asking me to design patterns for them.  This has been (and continues to be) great fun, but that’s not what happened here.  Here, I saw the Three Irish Girls yarn at Sock Summit, fell madly in love, and simply had to have it.  There was no other choice, it had to be mine.  I got it home, and turned it into socks as quickly as possible.  Calcareous is the result.

sock2Once they were finished, I gathered up my courage, showed a picture of them to Sharon, and asked if maybe just maybe she’d be willing to donate a skein of the yarn to the blog.  She said yes, so now I get to share the fun of this yarn with one of you!

So here’s the plan.  I’m hooked and will have to knit with this yarn again.  The only difficulty is picking a colorway.  So, if you want to be entered for a chance to win the yarn, go to Three Irish Girls, look at the lovely colors, and leave a post here telling me which one I should knit with next.  I’ll leave the comments open till about noon eastern time, on Friday, October 23.  Later on Friday, I’ll randomly pick a winner from the comments and email that person with more information.

EDIT:  Don’t forget that you need to mention one of Three Irish Girl’s colorways to qualify for the drawing…Some of the comments haven’t, and I thought I’d mention it again to be sure!

ETA:  Closing comments now, will come back later to post the winner!