Santa Keith came today, and he brought LOTS of loot. First we have the Fortissima Socka Shadow, a monochromatic self-striping yarn in luscious colors, 75% superwash wool, 25% nylon. One ball makes a pair.
Next we have the ovarian cancer sock kits, with a pattern designed just for the cause and Trekking XXL in the color of the cause. All proceeds from the sale of these kits will go to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research. The photo doesn't do the yarn color justice - they are a lovely turquoise blue.
Next is Mosco by Schulana, a soft, sexy yarn made of 67% rayon, 20% mohair, and 13% nylon. The shiny rayon/nylon core of this yarn is surrounded by the mohair, giving it a soft haze and a very "3-dimensional" coloring. Very soft, very nice to work with at approximately 7 st/inch on #7 needles.
Next is another sock yarn, Fortissima Socka mit Bambu Degradee Color, but since the striping effect doesn't appear when it's in the ball I have photographed the page from the color card book. The color changes in this sock yarn are very gradual and subtle; even this photo does not do it justice. It is 60% superwash wool, 25% bamboo, 15% nylon. One ball makes a pair.
I also got in some yarns that will be used to make up kits of felted toys, but I still need to collect some components before these can be put out for sale.
In an industry magazine I received yesterday I saw the "Wrap Me Up" pattern (the gorgeous wrap as you first come in the shop door) knitted up in sock yarn! What a great idea for a lighter weight wrap. Actually, any yarn can be used, as long as you use more or less similar weights in any given project. I would love it if all of you who are knitting this pattern brought your wraps in to be photographed. It would be a great way to illustrate how a simple change of yarn and/or color can make a pattern very look different.
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