Yarn Porn For Labor Day

Quite some time ago, almost a year ago, I bought some Sundara sock yarn. She was discontinuing a particular colorway called Briar Rose. I really loved the picture and I bought the yarn. After knitting one Jaywalker with the yarn, I somehow lost interest and the Jaywalker sat in a box, along with the remain half-ball of Sundara.

 After sorting through some of my knitting supplies, I finally came to terms with the fact that I would never, ever knit a second Jaywalker. I frogged the entire sock and wound it into a a wrinkly ball. Then, I did something else: I listed it for trade/sell on Ravelry.

 Never, never, never do this. Ever.

 Messages jammed my inbox. Just after a scant hour, I could barely keep up with them. I knew Sundara junkies are fierce—but this was very startling proof.

 I finally arranged a swap with Maverick, noticing at the last moment that she was in Scotland. Fortunately, it just cost $4.60 to ship yarn all the way to Scotland! I was very surprised. Today, my yarn arrived in the mail.

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Undressed yarn porn!

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It’s called Handgefärbte Sockenwolle, 465 yards of a wool-nylon blend. I just picked it because I thought the colors were very pretty. This colorway is called Turkistone. Here’s a link to its Ravelry page. I think this may become a pair of Maelstrom socks,  Cookie A’s latest lace sock pattern, from Twist Collective. It’s definitely soft and squishy, and I think it will be very fun to knit with. I’ve never heard of it before.

 She also tucked in a tiny packet of gummy bears (not pictured, because, duh, they lasted two seconds) and also…..drumroll…tiny sample skeins of Wollmeise colors! They’re very small, very colorful and very soft, probably worsted or bulky weight.

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I’m thinking of using the 4 coordinating colors to spice up a hat of plain worsted weight, maybe some green Cascade. That, or maybe a fancy felted headband, because this yarn does not feel like superwash.

 Thanks, Maverick, you went above and beyond in this trade!

 Everyone, enjoy your Labor Day knitting!

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August 31, 2008. Tags: , , . Knittin' Porn.

4 Comments

  1. Aunt Kathy replied:

    I’ve been thinking of trading, but haven’t ventured out yet, but with success liek yours maybe I should get to it.

  2. Han5nah T. replied:

    Oh! German yarn. How I love love love it.

  3. Dava replied:

    From what I’ve been reading about Wollmeise, you could probably pay for your college education with those samples. All very, very lovely. The blue reminds me of sky.

  4. Foreign Sock Yarn: The Maverick’s Choice « The Lumpy Sweater replied:

    […] · Filed under works-in-progress Ah, foreign sock yarn, the first choice of those with taste. I swapped with Maverick for some beautiful sock yarn which I quickly turned into this almost-finished Maelstrom […]

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