That’s what the recipient of my currently being knitted pair of socks called it . . serendipity. I had written about choosing the sock yarn for her socks and I don’t think I mentioned that I struggled with the color. The first couple of yarns I decided the color wasn’t perfect for her socks and I didn’t really want to use the Tourmaline color because I liked it so much and if I used it for her socks, I wouldn’t have it for socks for me. Don’t worry . . I ordered another skein!
She wrote me back and told me: “I was really tickled when I saw your blog post. But I also wanted to mention how interesting it is that the yarn color is “tourmaline”. I used to live on Tourmaline Avenue and, because of that, got fascinated by all things tourmaline.”
She went on to tell me that she had a piece of tourmaline jewelry, had made a tourmaline block for her birthstone teacup BOM series . . and isn’t it beautiful.
Not knowing much about tourmaline, and wondering why my sock yarn is kinda grayish green with some purple and pink, I did a little research and it is quite interesting. You can read a bit about tourmaline here and here. It’s really interesting. And I thought it was just the color of my sock yarn!
Speaking of the socks, I have the first one finished and am making good progress on the second one. I love this Caper Sock yarn. It just feels so good!
My skein of tourmaline yarn arrived this week and like almost always happens with hand dyed yarn, the new skein is quite different from the skein I’m working on. The new skein is very green and hardly has any pink or purple in it. I’ll try to find time to wind it into a ball and take pictures of it next to the other skein before it’s all used up. I like them both but I like the first skein better.