I got a little spoiled during the club last year. My priority USPS box was always one of the first to arrive… not so for this shipment. Totally worth the wait, though. Wow!
The yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Serenity Sock (colorway: Gold Dynasty). It is an 80/10/10 blend of superwash merino, cashmere, and nylon. I really can’t explain to you just how soft and super smooshy this yarn is (just the way I like it).
The color is somewhere in between these two photos, much more golden orange than true orange. While it isn’t a colorway that that I would buy, I must say I really like it. It is very fresh and spring-y.
Jen always sends the best goodies with the club shipments, but she absolutely outdid herself this time! Look at this gorgeous silk project bag from Lantern Moon! I’m almost afraid to put it into my bag – I don’t want it to get snagged (this will make sense if you’ve ever seem my bag).
The other treats are equally as exciting: A Queen of Knitting pen, body mousse from Rachel Rene (I think this may become a staple around here), chocolates dusted with gold and silver luster from Gayle’s Chocolates, a really cool calendar magnet with all of the club’s shipping dates, the cutest little sheep note card, a pretty stitch marker from Mama Llama, and special limited edition SOAK.
And… two patterns! I was super excited about this because the thought of making socks out of this color yarn made me a little sick. I have seen that horrible red clay in South Carolina and they’d be ruined in a second. I will definitely be making these socks, though (maybe in a deep blue or red). Here’s the Ravelry link for the Majestic sock pattern (by Elizabeth Warner).
The other pattern is for a really pretty (and easy) scarf, Alexandria (by Lisa Dykstra). Ravelry link is not available yet. I cast on the other night and this thing flies!
It really seems like I had more to say… hmm. Maybe later.Tags: knitting, sock clubs, stash, Woolgirl