As of today I've been blogging for two weeks. I set a goal of an entry everyday for a least two weeks, preferably for a month. So far, so good, but I'm going to keep it brief tonight. I'm running short of sleep lately and can catch up tonight if my brain will actually stay asleep once it gets there.
I'll post thoughts on swatches tomorrow. I have no thoughts tonight.
The Yarn Harlot mentioned Dream In Color yarn on her blog today. The yarn I'm using for my 2-socks-at-once class is from Dream In Color. It's labeled '100% Superfine Australian Merino Superwash Spun and Hand-Dyed in the USA.'
Gauge listed is 4 to 4.5 sts per inch on US 7 to 8 needles. The needle in the photo is a US5 Addi Natura. I get between 5.5 and 6 sts per inch on it.
250 yards per skein; less than $20 for a skein that should do a pair of socks. I bought mine at LYS So Much Yarn.
The photos of this yarn are darker than the actual color, 280 November Muse. The main impression, especially in the balls, is a rosy, coppery tone; like a lighter version of Mountain Colors Red Tail Hawk.
There were no knots or joins in my skein when I wound it. The yarn has a tight twist and really wanted to wind into a tight ball. I tend to split my yarn as I knit, but have done that a bit less than average with this.
I like the fabric I'm getting -- dense without stiffness.