Thursday, December 10, 2009

Now That's More Like It!

This is not the yarn I am planning to overdye. That plan is still in the works. This is the yarn that arrived today, and I am beyond pleased with it. This is a skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot that was admittedly a splurge. I've often fondled this yarn in my not-so-L YS, but as a confirmed non-sock-knitter, I could never really justify buying it, no matter how soft it is or how rich the colors.

In my new knitting-socks-may-not-be-so-bad world, I decided it would maybe be okay to buy just one skein of unreasonably expensive sock yarn, just to try it. Sort of like testing the heroin, because, ya know, you can always go back, right? I found this skein in a Rav destash, and it was less than retail, so I'm working that angle, too.

It's really nice. It's a lot nicer than the cheap sock yarns I've tried. It's softer and denser and richer colored. It's like sweater yarn for the feet. I haven't tried knitting it yet, but I'm sure doing so won't lead me into any trouble. After all, my ability to resist beautiful yarns is well documented.

8 comments:

Katie said...

Oooh, I LOVE my Mountain Colors Barefoot socks! They so squishy and warm. In San Diego, I just pet and squished them. Up here, I actually get to wear them!

crochetgurl said...

Oooh, sweater yarn for the feet. I like that!

Sharon said...

Well played. Gorgeous colorway, and Bearfoot is a wonderful sock yarn!

Renee said...

Pretty!

sophanne said...

"you can always go back..." while we know the truth in that, you must also remember there are NO YARN REHAB centers- and that's worth buying another skein of nice yarn over.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The higher end sock yarns are definitely worth it when compared to the cheaper ones, and look at those colours! Gorgeous.

I recommend Cherry Tree Hill, and of course - my own Top Cat and Alley Cat.(www.wanderingcatyarns.etsy.com)

I can't wait to see what you do with the skein of yuck yarn!

Cynthia said...

You're so screwed. You picked one of the best yarns out there. Not just sock yarns. Yarns.

Knitman said...

You've done it now! I used to think sock knitters were very sad people. I then decided I'd give it a go.....well you know where that landed me.
The great thing is when you see a gorgeous yarn you only have to 100gms! Not 1kg for a sweater. Okay, so I have way way way more than 1kg of sock yarn, but sshh, if you don't tell anyone I won't.