I can’t tell you exactly when I started following the Spun Right Round Yarn & Fiber CO feed on Instagram or even how I found it there, but I can tell you that after weeks of ogling I placed my first order on October 31st. I know this because it was on this day that Renee — the woman behind this lovely shop — posted this photo:
Something about her darling pup reminded me of a beloved dog we had to say goodbye to a few years ago. And you know, seeing this photo of this happy dog just made me happy.
This happy feeling, of course, led me directly to the Spun Right Round Etsy store where I promptly purchased a skein of sock yarn…
(shortly after this, the logo was updated)
and a braid of fiber…
For the dog, of course.
I think it’s pretty obvious how fun & special this yarn and fiber are. As soon as I had them in my hands, I was an addict.
And then it just so happened that we were up at my parents’ house for Thanksgiving when my mum asked what I’d like for Christmas and the shop just happened to be running a sale for the whole Black Friday event. I mentioned it to my mom and she basically told me the amount she wanted to spend and asked me to pick what I wanted. She added a skein or two on for herself and we clicked that fateful “Complete Order” button. When Christmas rolled around, I got to see my selections for the first time…
Finally, between Christmas and New Year’s I was able to cast-on my socks.
I used my first pattern from Lara Neel’s book, Sock Architecture, for this yarn. I’ll tell you all about the book soon in a complete review, but for now I will just say that this pattern, called Bootstrap Socks, was a fantastic partner for this yarn.
And now today I’m wearing these beautiful socks.
And I had to include this close-up of the yarn. Just take note how it shifts color with almost every single stitch. It. Is. Incredible. And let me just say, it kept the knitting amazingly fresh as I went.
So what started as an impulse buy inspired by an adorable dog has turned into an epic pair of socks and a stash stocked-up with plenty of beautiful yarn and fiber for bunches of future fab projects thanks to the amazing talents of Spun Right Round Yarn & Fiber Co. I just know that with this gorgeous yarn I’m going to have an awesome time creating!
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