sweet Noro sock goodness arrived in the mail for me this week. #184, shades of khaki and denim with violet and hot pink. You can see it knitted up over here.
I've been hankering to give this new wool a go ever since I saw it start popping up over at Ravelry, so I finally succumbed and paid the price over on eBay. In the skein, it feels a little scratchy, so I'm not sure how it's going to be as socks, but I feel like it will probably wash up a lot softer, maybe?
However, I can't cast on the Noro just yet, because I've started working on these. It's Gingerbread Dude STR which Michelle sent as part of my tea cosy swap parcel.
I'm using a fairly plain stitch, as the wool itself has a lot going on, and as soon as I started knitting it up, it became immediately clear to me who the intended recipient should be! I have decided to just mail them out when they're finished, as a surprise parcel.
Whilst putting away my recent sock wool purchases, I came to realise just how much sock wool I have in the stash, and indeed, how many pairs of socks I already have. I love knitting socks, and can't seem to stop coveting the crack, but I just don't need anymore, so I think at least some of the next few pairs I make will be for others!
oh, and I hope you can bear me and my nana-tea-cosies again this year, but Red Hill Show entry forms arrived in the mail - squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!