I have heard of people tipping cows over. Is that a thing? I was born in Minnesota but grew up mostly in Texas and California where you don't see a lot of cows, at least not daily while in "cities," so the idea of tipping a cow over never occurred to me. But if a yarn is called "Tipsy Sheep," I can totally relate.
Especially since Lizzy, the individual behind this brand-new indie yarn, names her yarns after cocktails.
The one I have here is called "Mint Julep." Oh, and believe me, I have already told her that my favorite cocktail is gin and tonic. Imagine the possibilities with that one! (The colors could be reminiscent of that vase there behind my skein. My grandmother made that vase for me in her ceramics class back in the day when she took classes at her mobile home park. I miss her so much. She is still alive but suffers from Alzheimer's Disease so she doesn't know me. I know her, though. I know her. I know her very well.)
I haven't ever tasted a mint julep cocktail, but I do love the colors in this skein. They are muted and remind me, once knit up, of my beloved Koigu KPPMmmmmmmmm..... The yarn base reminds me of Wollmeise. Yes, Wollmeise. I checked the fiber content of the Wollmeise I have on hand, so it's most likely not the same base, but it has a nice twist and I think, once knit into a pair of socks, it will be durable.
The other day, I grabbed a skein of Opal sock yarn that I have had on hand for years and thought I'd knit a pair for HWWV for Christmas. Friends, do yourself a favor and invest in a scale. Or force yourself to use one. Even though I have one, I didn't weigh the remainder of the skein after I had knit beyond the heel, and what do you know? I have only 66 grams left. Which means:
Time to rip back quite a bit.
Which brought me to this Tipsy Sheep.
I do love this Tipsy Sheep Yarn. (And with every skein, Lizzy includes a cocktail recipe on the yarn band; but if you're a club member, she includes dye notes, instructions for a new knitting technique and CANDY.)
The Tipsy Sheep Socks will go to Girlfriend.
HWWV will have to wait for his.