around here it is
squirt gun fights and tall glasses of ice water
and knitting mainly at night when it cools off a bit after sundown.
in my dreams i have handknit socks on my feet,
but in the warm weather, my wool handknits don’t really cut it…
then along came saucon sock from kraemer yarns.
it’s a fingering weight
in a wool-free cotton, acrylic, and nylon blend
which makes it machine wash and dryable!
how right that is for the warmer weather.
i quickly decided to cast on for my first pair of jelly rolls
by mara catherine bryner.
see the slight tonal-ness of the colorways?
that’s the cotton and the acrylic taking the same dye in slightly different ways.
i think it gives the stitches added depth and the yarn as a whole extra personality.
i am definitely a fan.
the remaining question:
will i finish these in time to wear them this summer?
or will they have to sit happily curled up in my sock drawer over the winter
longing, like the rest of us, for next spring?
‘question’ from 22:46 of matthew.
note: now for just a little of the nitty-gritty.
i was given these skeins from kraemer yarns to review,
but, you all know me,
and a couple of free skeins of cotton blend yarn
isn’t ever going to make me say i like what i don’t.
i’m much too stubborn and pig-headed for things like that…