Rockin' Sock Club:
BTW, I'm hiding all my STR club pics in a link in case someone else out there is still waiting to be surprised.
For one, the color is great. I was worried with all the new spring colors I was going to get something in that 'foo foo' range. I'm happy it's not.
There is a lot of talk on the Club about problems with the sizing, gauge, etc. So far I'm good, but I haven't got too far. I'm loving the short row garter toe. I've been wanting to try one since Lucy Neatby's book, Cool Socks, Warm Feet.
Mine are pooling in a weird way. Pooling doesn't usually bug me, but if things continue I'll have a color on the top of the foot and one on the bottom. Eh, it's a foot.
So here is my "ice cream' store sample scarf. Doesn't it look like Neapolitan?
The chocolate is Lacey Lamb and the vanilla is Euroflax. Buy them at Rosie's.
Gumperina and I have similar feelings about the Lacey Lamb. It did make me decide no dark brown or black fine weight shawls until I buy an Ott light.
I was fully expecting to dislike the Euroflax, but it really grew on me. I have heard horrible things about knitting with it, and I have used hemp, which I disliked. It is crunchy to work with, but on this gauge for lace, it's fine. It's stiff now, and I can't wait to wash it and see the drape.
Next I add a pretty dark red berry to the ice cream. It's Merino Silk, and I have been squishing the ball. I can't wait.
2 pounds of merino for $8
This is roll in in nekkid soft 'mill end' roving I got on ebay. Amazing. The listings all say it needs recarding, but I can't see it in this batch, and m,any other buyers report the same. Shipping from Canada, but it's still a steal.