Thursday, October 14, 2010

new sock yarn

The schedule did go a bit off the rails last night. The remainder of the fifteenth square was knit through Modern Family. By the end of Cougartown I was still knitting the sixteenth square and no ends had been woven in whatsoever. But this morning I buckled down to catch up. Now the squares are washed, blocked and drying on pins, stuck to towel wrapped foam squares in the hallway. Maybe tomorrow I can get started on assembling them?

On the weekend Nancy and I had a chance to visit Rose's Fine Yarns of Niagara in Fonthill. It's a lovely little shop - room after room of gorgeous yarn. The sock yarn was what drew me in and after sighing over piles of Araucania, Malabrigo, Noro and Cherry Tree Hill yarn, my eye was caught by these skeins of Soxy from Diamond Yarn. It's a new product; I'd never seen it before. It feels soft, the colourways are multitonal, and the price just cannot be beat. Worth a try, I think.

Cranberry red is a colourway I just can't resist. And the soft grey colourway looks perfect for a pair of men's socks. I know, I know, I'm supposed to be de-stashing this year. But not to worry - these few skeins should be knit up as part of this year's Christmas knitting. Speaking of which, I better buckle down to catch up on that!


Anonymous said...

My heart skipped a beat when I read the title of your post.

New sock yarn gives me the shivers!!! You picked beautiful colors.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

sock yarn doesn't count as stash yarn ! that's my story and I'm sticking to it ;-)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The blanket looks lovely.

I should check out that shop - it's only about 20 minutes from my house - which is 20 minutes closer than the shop I consider my LYS!