I was so excited to get this little package in the mail yesterday! Here’s what I got this month:
I got another yarn that’s new to me. It’s called Fingerpaints,by Cherry Tree Hill Yarns. It’s a self striping, superwash merino sock yarn. The color I got is called “Cider House.” The overall feel is a burgundy, but it has the whole rainbow of colors in it. I can’t wait to see how it works up!
I’m so glad I got a sock yarn. I’ve really been getting into the sock knitting this year, since joining the Socks with Sarah KAL, so I already have plans for this yarn. I still haven’t decided what to do with last months selection though.
The box came with a free sock pattern that looked fun. It’s called “Feet Retreat” by Taylor Tengelsen, and has an all over pattern that looks like it spirals around the foot. I was excited about it at first, but it’s a crochet sock and I’d rather have knit when it comes to socks because I find the crochet fabric too stiff.
When I logged in to my Yarnbox account on line though, I found a bonus pattern! It’s called “Afterthought a la Carte” by Jessia Larson of Goosebear Knits. I’ve never done an afterthought heel, but I’ve heard lots of good things about them, so I think I will try it.
Also in the box was a coupon for a free pattern from the Potluck yarn shop, a 15% off coupon from Hampden Hills Alpacas, and another free pattern – the Emita cowl, also by Jessica Larson of Goosebear Knits. Finally, there was a little trial packet of Soak.
Overall, this was a wonderful box! I have one more coming next month, and then the rest of the year to use up all these goodies until my birthday comes around again. I think another Yarnbox will definitely be on my wishlist for next year!
You may have noticed that most of the links on this page are to Ravelry. If you are considering getting a Yarnbox subscription, I would strongly recommend signing up for a free Ravelry account too. As far as I can tell, many of the patterns and designers featured in these Yarnboxes are only on Ravelry, unless I am just missing them somewhere else.