Saturday, August 21, 2010
When I was in Creative Yarns a few weeks ago, Nina suggested that I try Crazy Zauerball sock yarn from Schoppel-Wolle. "It's lots of fun" she insisted, pressing a ball into my hands.
It's very interesting, this yarn. The two strands of the main ply are dyed individually and then twisted together. The result? The colours seem to melt into each other. But I've been warned, it's unpredictable; the likelihood that the second sock will match the first is almost nonexistent.
With so much going on with the yarn, I chose a very simple pattern - Soft Serve by Mindy Vasil. As I knit the first part of this sock, I debated this choice. The yarn feels quite warm and woolly; maybe the pattern is too lacy? Maybe the pattern is too simple? Maybe the pattern isn't stretchy enough for a good fit? Turns out, as soon as I put the sock on my foot my doubts vanished. These crazy socks are going to be great!