Finally! These were the socks that I thought would never get finished.
This is yarn that Nicole found at Hobby Lobby when I was there in October. She liked the yarn so I bought it and these socks will be for her.
This yarn is $5.99/skein and it takes two skeins to make a pair of socks. This yarn is much less expensive than the yarns at The Loopy Ewe and it holds up just fine. It wears very well and behaves nicely while being knit. So, you may be asking why would one pay $25 – $35 for a skein of sock yarn from The Loopy Ewe when a pair of socks can be made for $12? I know you’re thinking it and if you aren’t, your husband is! 🙂
The yarns carried by TLE are mostly yarns that are dyed in smaller batches by “indie dyers”. Indie dyers are often folks who are independent, self employed type folks who dye in small batches. I think of Three Irish Girls, Madelinetosh, and my current favorite – String Theory.
The yarns from TLE definitely feel and look different . . in a way that makes it worth the extra money most of the time. Not only do I love yarn from TLE but I love the whole experience of shopping there and then having the package arrive. That counts for a lot!
I’ll still buy some of the lesser priced yarns . . I even have a couple of pairs of those socks in my sock drawer, but most of my yarns will continue to come from TLE.
These were the socks that I started out using two circular needles to make both socks at once. I gave up on that . . I got so tired of dealing with those two needles and the two balls of yarn. I took the socks off and finished them on double points and from now on . . unless there’s some major changes in my way of thinking, I’m using double points for my socks.