This year, I've decided to try out more hand dyed yarns from independent retailers. My latest obsession is Tuskenknits yarn by Maria Tusken. I found her on Instagram and totally fell in love with her style. I signed up for her Beauty & the Beast Yarn Club recently and this was the second skein she dyed for me.
(If you're not familiar with "yarn clubs," it's usually a subscription based "club" where you purchase yarn with monthly payments. In this case it was a surprise club so we didn't have any idea what the color of the skein would be!)
As soon as I saw this yarn I knew it would be perfect for my big sis. I immediately set to work knitting Jeanne some sweet Birthday socks!
The pattern I used is My Cup of Tea Socks by Robin Lynn. It features a fun crocus pattern down the front which I thought would be just perfect for Spring.
The yarn is Tuskenknits Fuzz, which is 20% Kid Mohair, 55% SW Merino and 25% Nylon. It's the perfect consistency for socks; the Merino is soft, the Mohair gives it a very light halo and the Nylon leaves the blocked project with a perfect amount of elasticity.
The yarn color is just fabulous, the yellow flecks knit up almost looking like little patches of gold! The colorway is titled "Something There" and Maria has been hinting that she will be putting more of it up in her shop in a few months, including the other colors from her Beauty & the Beast Yarn Club.
I love her yarn so much I might have *accidentally* signed up for her Scotland Yarn Club which is running right now! If you are interested you can sign up for the May subscription on April 22nd.
Jeanne got her Birthday socks in the mail last week and loves them! This is her second pair of hand knitted socks and I think she's getting hooked!
I've got more projects in the works that I will be sharing with you soon! I also just ordered some custom labels for my hand knitted sweaters that I can't wait to show you!
Hope you're having an awesome Friday!
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