At last year's NYS sheep and wool fest in Rhinebeck, I found this:
Supersoft merino sock yarn. The colors were unlike any I've seen. My sister loves sunflowers, and this colorway looked to me like a field of sunflowers under a blue and white Bavarian sky.
As I was knitting with it, and looking at the label again, I realized that the yarn was NOT superwash. I debated with myself, and debated some more.... and then decided that while I do not mind handwashing knitted items, and neither does my sister, socks are not one of them. That's where I draw the line.
So I finally, reluctantly, pulled the needles from this sock, and begun a pair with my own handdyed. One of the first sock yarn skeins I ever did.
Vastly different in color.
That's all that counts.
My sock yarn, which is 80% superwash merino and 20% nylon, is now available at Trumpet Hill. It is called Periwinkle Sheep watercolors sock yarn. I dye it so that stitch patterns won't get lost in it...also, it is suitable for lace projects.
It has been selling steadily, so I am off to dye more!!
Have a great weekend, everyone.