Friday, September 21, 2007

Yarn P*rn of the Week - Tea Cups

I had a little unexpected surprise waiting in my mailbox yesterday.

I had completely forgotten I had won a prize in the Test Knitters Pool for Gardiner Yarn Works. I chose the Walk in the Woods sock kit that included a gorgeous skein of Zen Yarn Garden sock yarn in the Tea Cups colorway. (Shoot, I meant to drape it over Grandma's china for a photo-shoot and forgot. *I'm too lazy to take the pictures over again.*)


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Chrissy had generously let me pick the sock kit I wanted, and it was a very hard choice because there were so many pretty ones. When I opened the package, I knew I made the right choice. The yarn made me gasp at first sight. The pictures are a little washed out, but you can still see that the colors look exactly like delicate china our grandmothers might have used on special occasions. So pretty.

I also wanted to mention that Chrissy has decided to discontinue sock kits and pattern sales on her web-site. But fear not! You can buy her patterns at various LYS around the county, and from several on-line retailers. Check out the list here!

13 comments:

Sonya said...

Wow! Those colors are just gorgeous. Knit it up! Knit it up! ;o)

AmyArtisan said...

What pretty colors in that yarn. I've said often that I'm a sucker for the names of yarn - many of the colorways in my stash have names that I can tell a story about. :)

cpurl17 said...

How cool to 'forget' something and then get a happy surprise!!

Jennifer said...

That is a gorgeous colorway!

Kelly said...

The yarn is gorgeous! Can't wait to see knit up.

Kathy said...

No way would I ever forget a prize! What a gorgeous pair, pattern and yarn. Thanks for the list. I will check out Chrissy's on line retailers. I am always interested in looking!

Ariel said...

It really does look like old-fashioned teacups. Very cool - can't wait to see how it knits up!

Heide said...

What a pretty yarn and pattern combination! Congratulations you lucky knitter.

Dipsy said...

Awww, yummy!!! These colors are amazingly gorgeous - I can't wait to see them knit up! You're a lucky knitter indeed!

Zarzuela said...

Very pretty!

Jessica

Ragan Knits etc... said...

It does look like a tea cup that my grandma had...with some faint roses on it. Ahhh...memories and lovely yarn!

~Kristie said...

Congrats on winning! Such a beautiful colorway and it does remind me of grandma's teacups.

Katt said...

what a gorgeous colourway!! I bet it knits up all lovely too

Katt

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