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Saturday, January 17, 2009

my sister's socks

My dear sister loves it when I make her socks. She has always been a grateful recipient of my socks, so I am happily on the look-out for yarn that she might like.

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.






They came out OK, and she loves them.
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.

8 comments:

SpiderWomanKnits said...

I had a dream about sock yarn last night and then woke up this morning to your post! Time to knit some socks :-)

I love all the yarn you dye Karin, Off to check out the Trumpet Hill site!

jackie said...

You have a great eye for color.I'm taking you along when I need to go yarn shopping:-)

Knittingchick said...

The colors are wonderful. But what's wrong with handwashing socks? I do it all the time. And with Eucalan there's no rinsing so it's a snap! I guess I'm a little weird....

Sonja said...

I was going to say the socks reminded me of the Alberta provincial flag but you're right-- sunflowers under a barvarian sky :) beautiful!

Mare said...

Those socks are beautiful! I love the colors...I was just in Trumpet Hill to pick up some knitting needles! I'll have to go back....

jennylewin said...

I'd love to get this sock yarn but I can't find it on your site. Will you email me? jennlewin@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Karin can I buy some yarn form you! I owuldlove your hand dyed sock yarn.

Dorah

magnusmog said...

well done with the yarn sales!