I've already cast on a new pair of mitts... yes, I'm a creature of habit. It's not uncommon that after finishing a project that I cast on again in the same pattern. But these were such a fun knit that I couldn't help but cast on a new pair!
But what's new is that I'm knitting this pair for a very good friend for a Christmas gift, and I'm knitting it in a solid colored yarn that's new to the store- Tilli Tomas' Milan in the American Beauty color. It's a wonderfully soft merino/cashmere/silk blend sock yarn, and it's available in many variegated and solid colors. It comes in 50 gram skeins that are bound with white satin ribbon and with fabric tags- the skeins really are put up in the nicest way I've seen in a sock yarn. And it would only take one skein for the Lepidoptera Mitts, should you want to knit them in this extremely luxurious yarn.
You really should check out this new yarn. It's not machine washable, but what it lacks in ease of care, it MORE than makes up for in luxury. Shown below: Little Red Riding Hood, Siren's Serenade, Black Cherry and Green with Envy
But Milan isn't the only yarn to just arrive. I have a new shipment of Fleece Artist Merino in new colors, including Boreal, Red Fox and Salt Spray, and popular colors like Ebony, Hemlock and Nova Scotia. Salt Spray is a color that I've had before in the Swiss Mountain Sea Sock and in Casbah, and it's been the most popular the past several months. I had Red Fox in the Casbah at Sock Summit (and have some coming for the store very soon) and it sold out quickly. And Boreal, well, like Red Fox, it's a complex mix of colors and I just really, really adore it.
I haven't been shy on the blog and in newsletters that I've knit Fleece Artist yarn more than any other. I've knit lots of Merino and Casbah, and twice with Sea Wool. I'm a knitter who picks yarn for color more than anything else, and not only does Fleece Artist produce superbly dyed colorways, but they haven't pooled or striped for me, which is a big plus too.
Shown below are Fleece Artist Merino in Ebony, Hemlock, Red Fox and Boreal