I’m not much of a gambler, but at $8.60, how wrong could I be about this yarn? It’s from the Deborah Norville collection, Serenity Sock Weight, and is 50% wool, 25% bamboo, 25% nylon. Hobby Lobby had it for $4.29 a 50 gram/230 yard skein.
Now that I’ve finished a pair of simple socks, I can report that it was a very satisfactory knit. Neither skein had any knots. The color printing was predictable and accurate across the skeins. I was able to start each cuff at the same place in the color repeat, and then have identical heels and gussets. There was no pooling at all. The only variation occurred as I tapered the second toe, but by then, who cares? The socks are soft and comfy, and knitting them as my “purse knitting” was a mindless pleasure.
What, you didn’t think I could manage a finished object photo shoot without Meezer assistance, did you? Minky managed to come supervise this picture. As I look at her picture, I’m struck by how much the prolonged use of high-dose steroids to manage her asthma has lightened her back legs and tail. However, her medicines have kept her out of distress and happy. Minky is my companion cat, and she will always be my beauty!