I came home to this wonderful little package on my table.
May I introduce to you: Alaska Rose (in honor of Sarah Palin) by Castle Fibers Yarn. This is a hand dyed, lovely, 90%merino/10%nylon, superwash sock yarn by a lovely lady on Ravelry named Rita (this is a Ravelry link). She had a contest to name the yarn. There were two yarn colorways to name. She ended up calling them "That's the Ticket" and "Alaska Rose". I actually purchased the Palin yarn before she had the contest. She posted it in one of the forums and I decided that I HAD to have it. I ordered 3 skeins so that I could make a pair of socks for me, my mom and my grandmother to wear to the polls on November 4 (which is also my mom's birthday).
Well! I promptly cast on the first pair last night while watching the Biden/Palin debate and this is how far I got before bedtime.
Can you tell I love making socks?
- I am 45. I am married to the love of my life. Together we have two beautiful young adults who bring me joy everyday. In 2015 we added another beautiful young adult to our house, our niece, and she has been a great joy! Secretly, I'm counting the years till grandbabies start coming; they just need to find their forever loves first.