Thanks for weighing in with your comments about the Wollmeise sock yarn. Some of you agreed that you found it a little splitty and that it tended to kink up on itself, and some of you didn’t have that experience. I think this might have something to do with how we knit. I tend not to look at the stitches while I knit, so if I’m knitting with a yarn of many plies, it sort of makes sense that there’s a bigger chance of my splitting the yarn. For the Wollmeise, I compensated by looking at my knitting a lot more often, and I was able to correct all the splits that occurred.
And the Frog Warts Socks, they are done.
I really love them, and I have no regrets about the yarn — it’s so pretty knitted up, don’t you think? It’s just a little more high maintenance than some sock yarns. But there is room in my life for a high maintenance yarn from time to time if I get end results like this.
Sorta like people — some are high maintenance and some are low maintenance. C’est la vie.
Jamie asked in the comments:
I would be interested in what your favorite sock yarns are (say, top five). There are so many special, “boutique” yarns out there, I don’t know where to start.
So many sock yarns!
When I first started knitting socks a few years ago I was drawn to the self-striping sock yarns because they seemed so cool. I was a huge fan of Opal self-striping yarn. I still am very fond of Opal — it makes great guy socks, I think, because it wears so well. And I actually just bought a skein of Opal handpainted a week or so ago.
This is color #21 and was called something like “Chocolate Banana Split.”
Lately I’ve been sampling sock yarns from a whole lot of different dyers. So far in the Summer of Socks I’ve knitted with yarns from The Knittery, All Things Heather, Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Lime & Violet, Sock Pixie, Classic Elite, Dream in Color, and Fiesta. And I’ve loved them all.
But I have to admit, my current sock yarn crush is Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn. In fact, I started a sock in this:
Colorway “Cool Fire.” So yummy . . .
So . . . what are your current sock yarn crushes?
Lucy has visions of sock yarns dancing in her head!