This lovely skein of yarn is hand-dyed sock from Hello Yarn. It is 100% superwash merino wool. The skein weighs in at 4 oz and is 395 yards. The color is called sour. This is my first skein of Hello Yarn and I'm really looking forward to giving it a try.
It really does feel like wonderful yarn, but I've had a heck of a time trying to get any of the stuff to try out. As soon as the online store for Hello Yarn is updated; it is emptied almost as quickly. I'm eager to try her fat sock yarn too.
This acquisition was spurred on by Znitter. I am by no means blaming anyone for my purchasing new yarns, but she always seems to post some fabulous sock yarn that I've never tried.
I was able to convince myself that one little skein of sock yarn couldn't hurt anyone. So - hello sock yarn. (ha)
As I was putting this yarn in the rest of my sock yarn stash, I started to think that I am quickly becoming a sock yarn collector and maybe not the sock knitter I'd like to be.
I guess there is nothing wrong with collecting. I have several collections of things around the house. Although I always prefer to have collections that can be used. The good thing is that I do intend to use the yarn. That is a mitigating circumstance - right?
But for now, I'll back off buying and try to do more knitting. Don't worry though - I have enough stashed sock yarn I haven't yet shared to keep my Fiber Fridays alive for awhile.
I like how the photos for this Friday's post came out. Sometimes when I look at the photos, the individual strands in the skein almost stand out in 3D in certain areas of the pictures. I'll have to figure out what created that effect and see if I can repeat it in more photos.
I realized yesterday that I have now taken a week long hiatus from updating my blog. It was actually not my intention to do so, but it was a nice break. I am now going to resume more regularly scheduled blogging.