Friday, October 12, 2007

More sock yarn

You'd think that someone who was trying to reduce his stash would show a bit of restraint when it comes to buying sock yarn. Well, that's just not the case. This is Classic Elite Alpaca Sox. I just ran across it when I happened to stop in at Unraveled a couple of days ago. It is amazingly soft and the yardage is generous. Enough for a pair of socks of course. Or maybe some fingerless gloves. I'm putting this in line ahead of lots of other sock yarn, just because I think it's going to be a terrific looking sock. And, if you're one who gets cold feet, it's going to be very warm.

I don't remember if I mentioned this yarn or not. It's Lang Aktion, their newest sock yarn. I've had it for a couple of weeks. It was kind of at the head of the line, having bumped Regia's Designer yarn (mine is the Kaffe Fassett colorway) which I also think I forgot to mention getting. If you get the Berroco newsletter you will have seen a pattern for some fingerless gloves using this yarn just this morning. That'll go faster than socks and I'll still get to enjoy the yarn.

You can click on the pictures for a bigger view.

I got my invitation to join Ravelry. I signed up but haven't done anything else. There's going to be a lot of trial and error going on over here until I figure out how it works.


Ellen said...

Hi Larry,
Welcome to Ravelry.
It's a bit time-consuming at first, but I am really enjoying it. Feel free to email me with any questions.
I'm on there as EllenRonnie.

Oh, I posted another foliage photo for you on my blog. Go check it out!

Have a great weekend!

mary said...

Um, I understand through the blogging universe that acquiring sock yarn is excluded from all stash reduction exercises. Hope that helps. :) Alpaca in sock yarn? Be still my heart.

Janice Rosema said...

Love reading your blog. Ah, sock yarn, it is a stash category all in itself. I understand moving to the head of line as new wonders are discovered. You should see the new Arucania Ranco sock yarn (370+ yds)solids and handpainted colorways. Yum!

Mauren Mureaux said...

Yummy sock yarns. Oooh, Ravelry will suck your time up. ;)