Friday, July 06, 2007

Fiber Friday - Sock Candy

What a great name for yarn! This yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Art's version of sock yarn in cotton. Each yarn is 200 yards / 2 ounces and is 96% cotton and 4% elite. The elite is in there for elasticity. The nice thing is it is machine washable. It has a very nice soft squishy feel to it. This nice summery color is called kiwi.

I don't think Sock Candy is available through the Blue Moon website at this time. I ordered it at the end of last year when they were still taking custom orders. I'm glad I got it when I did.

I'm really looking forward to knitting with this yarn. I think part of what I really like is the appearance of texture that the strands have. I've got two other colors of sock candy stashed away for a rainy day. I've got so much sock yarn stashed away that I haven't shown you yet. Next week's selection will be something all the way from Germany!

17 comments:

gilraen said...

I'd love to try this , it's on a list of 'try some', at some point.....The colours in your skein are lovely. Does the cotton knit up well?

Monika said...

I've got the cheap version from Knit Picks, it's wool, cotton, elasic, and nylon I think, but I love those socks (not the color though). Don't tell me you've got Wollmeise sock yarn, because that would make me very jealous! ;o) But Trekking would be nice to see as well! This Kiwi color looks fantastic, must be a dream on the feet once knit up!

Avrienne said...

That will make some beautiful and comfy socks!

Batty said...

I love that colorway! And the yarn looks so squishy.

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

It is so soft and squishy too! Love the color. Perfect!

Stacey said...

what a pretty color - and it looks squishy soft!

Germany, huh....sounds promising!

bockstark.knits said...

oh, me want, me want!!! i hope they start selling this soon. i want to try more cotton colors!!! germany? what could it be??!!!

Liz said...

Oh, that is such a beautiful lot of colours! Very edible!

Zonda said...

Hehehe..I know ;)!!!

Cool colors! They have so many colors I've never heard of before!

cpurl17 said...

OOh those colors are so wonderful! I have some stashed away. If I knew then how hard it would be to get more, I would have bought more when I saw it!

Jennie said...

It's sooo pretty. I like the twist to it too. :)

Mom said...

The texture looks simply comfy! The color of course is wonderful too. I've always thought you had good taste!!!

Knit Masala said...

Such pretty yarn. And, as always, nice photography!

mel said...

goodness - the swirly plies of that yarn are even more intriguing than the color. I wondered what the fuss was about, but your pics make me want some too :)

Bobbi said...

That is absolutely beautiful

Bezzie said...

I'm hoping to snag this later this year.

You've done it wonderful justice in your Friday porn!

Mary, Mary... said...

I love those colors, but I'm still drooling over 'Cloudburst.' I just love cool watery mermaid shades for summer.