Guess what happened a few weeks ago--the best kind of happenstance. As I researched the winner of Teal week's Junebug challenge to get in touch with her and find out where to send her goody box, I found out that she not only lives right here in the same town as I do, but that she is a yarn dyer! On top of all of that, she is a newbie knitter who has taken to it like an otter to water. Why that particular analogy?
I introduce to you, The Intrepid Otter, purveyor of fine hand painted sock yarns!
I got to meet Cat in person and we had a very fun talk, during which I also got to visit with a bunch of her yarn. She brought all of her colors so I could pick one, and of course, I picked a lovely teal, the above Schrodinger's Cat, which is a new colorway and named with her husband in mind (story here). Then what do you think she did? She gave me a twofer! I had mentioned loving her Riverlands, and the next thing I knew, it was coming home with me too. Thank you, Cat!
But wait a minute, the picture above doesn't quite convey the tealness...
That's a little better. But even better yet, go to Cat's site and see her pictures--they show the colors perfectly!
I just had to wind the Riverlands up and see how it would knit up, so I started a toe-up sock.
Yes, I am knitting this sock on the patio...what gave me away?
I also have a serendipitous thing to tell you about the Schrodinger's Cat skein, but that has to wait for another post. For now, I'm going back to knit more of that Riverlands sock--super fun!