I’ve turned the heel on my Mini Mochi sock.
The yarn is of consistent quality. So far I’ve come across no knots or slubs or anomalies.
The dye does come off on my hands a bit as I knit it, but washes off easily with soap and water.
There are no “ugly” colors in my colorway, unlike in Noro Kureyon, where you can be dreamily knitting along in a beautiful colorway and suddenly hit a patch of muddy grey.
I have to pay closer attention than usual while knitting because of the nature of the yarn. The single ply is loose and fuzzy, so I need to knit carefully not to split it. Even though it looks loose and unspun, it’s strong. I haven’t broken it tugging on it.
I think this yarn would be great for other small projects — a scarf or a hat.
Oh, and the pattern for this sock will be coming next week.
In the meantime, I could resist the siren song of my Wollmeise Lace in the Single Malt colorway no longer. That’s what was on my swift yesterday. I successfully wound the whole skein on my electric ballwinder with a minimum of intervention, so I think that’s a job well done.
Incidentally, Lucy ignores the swift and ballwinder most of the time. Because I have a standing swift, the action is not at her level. She can’t get too close to it, like she’d be able to if I were using a swift on a tabletop. Perhaps it looks like too much work for her to deal with.
And of course the news you’ve been waiting for — the winner of the Signe mitten kit. The Random Number Generator chose comment #325, which was left by ajdury. ajdury, you have been emailed!
As always, thanks to everyone who left a comment.
Speaking of comments, I keep forgetting to mention that the WordPress spam filter snags a fair number of non-spam comments, but I go in at least once a day, usually more often, to release them from the filter. And I always do this before a giveaway, so if you make a comment and it doesn’t show up immediately, don’t worry — I’ll make sure it gets out there!
Oh, and one more thing: