Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tapas Sock Club

Last night I went back to Make One Yarn Studio for the launch of their Tapas Club.  Roughly 30 people showed up and it was a nice group.  I met some very friendly knitters.  Tapas is a sock club with an original pattern, yarn dyed specifically for the pattern and extras being offered.  The pattern was called Sangria and the yarn was a wine color with specks of yellow running through it.  Also included in the kit was a recipe for roasted bell peppers and olives (the yarn color has the same name), a stitch marker in the shape of a lemon and a fabric bag that was close in color to the yarn.  There was sangria and lots of hors d'oevres for the group.

The pattern was designed by Jen (left) and the yarn was from Sam (right) of Yummy Yarn Studio.  The owner of Make One is Bess, in the middle. 

The kit was nice and it was popular with the knitters but it didn't "speak to me", so I passed on buying it.  The next kit will be offered in November.  Sam had a couple of large baskets containing skeins of sock yarn and there were several colors that I liked.  I picked out this less-than-subtle color:

I love it. 

The yarn:  425m - 464yds/100g
2.25mm-3.25mm (US 1-3) 32-27 sts/10cm/4in
80% Bluefaced Leicester/20% nylon.

From the dyer:  "BFL is a fibre with character. It loves the dye pot and I always smile when I pull it from the dye pot. 20% nylon means it is ready for the hardcore wear and tear we require from a sock yarn."


JelliDonut said...

That yarn is gorgeous! I would have snagged it too. Sounds like a fun evening.

Anonymous said...

It looks like you picked a yarn that matches the recipe too. Yummy.