For Love of Downton

It seems you can't go anywhere without hearing about Downton Abbey.  Seriously.  It's all anyone ever talks about.  And, much to my dismay, I have become one of those people.  I love the show, I love the characters, I love the crazy overlapping storylines, and I love love love the costumes.  I swore that it would not be my thing, but I was wrong.  So wrong in fact that I have signed up to participate in the Downton Abbey swap hosted by Maria of the Subway Knits podcast.  I happened to check twitter while walking in to work at the same time she opened sign ups and snagged a spot before I had even seen the second season.

Last week, this love devolved into the only place any of my fandoms can truly end up -- yarn.  It is a widely known fact that Roman Hills dyes Downton Abbey themed yarn.  And it sells out pretty darn fast.  It was one of those things that looks pretty and makes me smile, but surely I would never buy it.  Wrong.  Last week I managed to hit an update after work and picked up not only the Sybil yarn for myself, but also a skein of the Mary yarn for Andrea (if I'm going to do something, I'm going to enable at least one person to join me).  All things can be justified by coupon codes.

I love my Sybil yarn already.  It is absolutely lovely and the colors are clearly inspired by Lady Sybil's modern pants outfit from season one.

Clearly this skein is too special to knit mere socks, so I have matched it up with another skein from my stash to knit a test of the pattern I am planning to use for my wedding shawl.  I have some other projects to work on first, but I can't wait to cast on.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea, to theme the yarn: and that blue is lovely :-)