really January 5th already?
Seems I am starting the new year with slacking on my blog. But then I don't have any knitting news - that is I just figure you wouldn't be too interested in yet another pair of socks.
I finished the first teal coloured sock with cables in Lang "JaWoll", pic follows.
I love the Lang sock yarn, I love the concept of them putting a spool of reinforcement yarn into each ball (though I hardly ever use it, did so for the heel on this sock), I just can't abide the price they expect me to pay here in North-America.
Quite a while ago - I figure it must be 10 years - my Mom knit a cardi from Lang "JaWoll". She used it double stranded and due to the quality of the yarn you can imagine how well the cardi held up. I remember my brothers prying the "baby" (that's how they called them) out of each and every ball of yarn and playing with them. Believe it or not, I still have some of the same spools from my Mom's cardi - ready to be used as reinforcement in any sock heel or toe I want. Don't you just love the fact that yarn doesn't have a "best before" date when properly kept?
BTW - you mustn't think just because I don't write about big desasters and donating on my blog that I don't care about things like that. I am as any other person horrified about what happened and couldn't agree more that donating is the right thing to do.