Thursday, March 15, 2007

new yarn

The first shipment of this year's Socks That Rock sock club arrived and Geoff promptly claimed it for a pair of socks for him. The colorway is Monsoon and I have to admit that it's not a color that appeals to me for myself but it has trendy camouflage-type appeal for Geoff. He is really hard on socks so I ordered another skein of it to make his socks very dense. Of course, I had to use my 10% off your order card that also came with the shipment and order a few more skeins in other colors for myself. It'll be a fun package when it arrives.

With spring on its way, in spite of the fresh snow on the ground today, I realized that I needed a new pair of socks to go with one of my summer outfits. This yarn from Fearless Fibers in colorway Wisteria matches perfectly. It's a beautiful soft fingering weight merino. I think that I'll bump the Monkey socks out of the way for now and knit this pair first. I think that it will look great knit in the Tidal Wave Socks pattern from Tofutsies.

I have to admit that I'm a bit of a yarn snob but this cotton/acrylic blend from TLC Cotton Plus is very nice and nicely priced. It's totally next-to-the-skin soft and comfortable and goes through the washer and dryer no problem. I really like the stitch definition in this little swatch and will knit myself a sweater for next winter if and when I actually get around to finishing the FLAK cardigan.

1 comment:

Lovs2Knit said...

Oh Socks That Rock, there is no way I'm going to miss out on the sock club next year. Their colorways are beautiful. I love Fearless Fibers yarns. I've bought several skeins from her etsy shop