It's been a grey and grizzly day here today but happily we had exciting and shiny post to open. Kitty thought the shiny silver packet was very very thrilling and was allowed to prod at it a few times before Mama opened it.
And what did we find inside?
Alice has been dyeing beautiful colours and had a little naming competition on her blog with a skein as the prize for the winning name. So this, with suitable apologies to JWM Turner, is Rain, Wind and Wool
It's got the deep dark grey of a rain-filled cloud on the point of bursting, and that plummy purple is the steam from the original Rain, Steam and Speed, the sheen of wet tarmac after a downpour.
I loved the colour when I saw it on Alice's blog but the yarn base is just gorgeous in person; it's a wool, cashmere, nylon mix in a heavy fingering weight and I love it just as much as Kitty - thanks Alice, it's a real treat.
So given that it might just be too gorgeous to be socks, has anyone got any patterns to suggest? I've got 400 yards of Soccusu-X and I'm going to enjoy knitting it.