Friday, January 12, 2007

Fiber Friday - Sock Candy

Just before Christmas I treated myself to a good size order of sock yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts and one of the things I got was this Sock Candy in the Henpecked colorway.

Sock Candy is 96% cotton and 4% elite. I believe the elite is what give the yarn a little stretch. Each skein is approximately 200 yards / 2 oz. It feels pretty good - nice and soft and squishy. I got two skeins to make one pair of socks.

I haven't knit with it yet and I hope I like it because I got three different colors. I'll save the other two colors to show on another day.

I'm hoping that this yarn knits up good and wears well. I think I'd get much more wear out of cotton socks than I do wool. It just isn't cold here long enough to warrant a huge wool sock wardrobe. I think I wear socks about two and a half months out of the year.

15 comments:

Bobbi said...

ooh, you did a good job with the pics, it looks squishy, I can almost feel it! Beautiful colors!

Nanc said...

Yes -- your pictures capture the colors and the density of the yarn wonderfully!

I have two skeins of the the Sock Candy, but in a bright, unbelievibly solid yellow color -- which brings me a silly amount of joy to imagine those socks on my feet.

Bezzie said...

Mmmm....that yarn looks amazing. Call me stupid (it's ok, I don't mind) but I never realized that Sock Candy was cotton! I love the saturation on this yarn--you don't find that with many cotton sock yarns.

Is it similar to say Fixation?

Jessica said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors. I have been eyeing their STR yarn for a while now! I need to start knitting socks...or at least have someone knit some for me. LOL. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

ooh that is quite pretty. i've never seen it before. i'll have to add it to my ever-growing list of wants. :-)

turtlegirl76 said...

Gorgeous stuff! And I loves me some cotton. And STR!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous yarn! Looks yummy...

Ang

Anonymous said...

Beautiful yarn. Not sure how I would like working with it.
I don't particularily like knitting with straight cotton. However, I just ordered a cotton with some elastic in it from Elann, that I plan to use for a chemo hat.
If I end up liking that, perhaps I could try my hand at some cotton socks.

Mom said...

Good color and the texture really looks cushy... Are these taken with the new camera? The texture is really coming out!!
Remember that I have many cold months where I live and could use some wool socks (she said with a smile...)

Anonymous said...

Hubba hubba!

That's some lovely yarn pr0n. The colors are simply irresistible!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and I love the name of the colorway also. (The Anastasia socks in the earlier post look amazing and I love the photographs.)

Anonymous said...

I think cotton socks is a great idea! Feet should be spoiled by knitted items all year around. lol

Love the colorway!

Anonymous said...

Like WOW! Gorgeous pics there!

I had no idea you could order the Sock Candy from them directly as it's not on the website.

Good thing it's cold where I work..or I'd not be wearing any either...well not as much LOL!

Hehe..methinks your Mom is hinting ;)

cpurl17 said...

Your camera (and photo skilz) rock! I haven't tried the Sock Candy yet but I bet it knits up beautifully!

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