Monday, March 10, 2008

Sock lovers, please don't hurt me.

Sock people (you know who you are), please refrain from throwing things at me, calling me "evil temptress" or cursing. I KNOW you have more sock yarn in your stash than you can ever knit. I KNOW you have 25 pairs of half-finished socks on the needles.

Still, I must share with you this Day 4 of New Spring Stuff. And this one is really, really new - as in, you've probably never seen it before, since it's hot off the yarn press:

It's called Milan. It's from Tilli Tomas. It's hand-dyed. And (here's the really evil part) it's made from Merino, Silk and Cashmere. Yes, cashmere. Kinda like Koigu meets cocaine. Except legal, safe and socially acceptable.

Tracy from Tilli called me up, out of the blue, and offered us a trunk show. "I'll send you a bunch of colors for a couple weeks and you can see how it goes," she said. How could I refuse? And how could you?

- Shelley
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Anonymous Maria said...

Sure, you tempt us, then don't tell us the price, and it's not for sale on the website! Heeeeeeeelllllllppp!

March 10, 2008 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

Oops, sorry...price is $17.99/skein for I believe 163 yards, so it will take 2-3 skeins to make a pair of socks. There wasn't any time to get it on the website, and since it's a trunk show it will all be going back, so adding to the web wasn't feasible...but if you call the store we'll glad you walk you through your purchase ;-)

March 10, 2008 at 8:48 PM  
Blogger Amy McWeasel said...

Aw darn. You *are* an evil temptress! That yarn looks yummy. Does it feel as soft as I'd expect it to, what with the cashmere & all?

March 11, 2008 at 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nooooooo!!! How can I resist!!! Must have precious cashmere.

March 11, 2008 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Ellen...there's some in pink, too. Mwahahaha!

Billie Anne

March 11, 2008 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

Yes, super duper soft.

March 11, 2008 at 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our sock night people went bananas over it. Some have decided to use it for a scarf, instead, as it is SO soft!

March 12, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be very interested in knitting the Lacy Shawl with the Euroflax yarn, but am interested in the price-per-skein. This shawl is just gorgeous in the picture!

March 13, 2008 at 6:28 AM  
Blogger Shelley Brander said...

The Louet Euroflax just had a price increase and I believe it is slightly over $20 for the 100 gram skein. Be careful of the 50 gram skeins that are also on the market - most Euroflax patterns are based on the larger skein, which has 270 yards.

March 13, 2008 at 8:22 PM  

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