Wednesday, February 14, 2007

More Socks that Rock on it's way..............




I loved the STR yarn so much that I ordered these. My Rockin Sock Club will come in a few weeks but I have withdrawal symptoms already. I'm knitting some Opal socks for DH and in comparison it feels like old rope! I wonder if I am spoiled for other yarns?? If any reader has knit with STR and found other sock yarn that compares favourably do please let me know. I would hate to miss out on another great yarn through ignorance. :D

7 comments:

Auntie Noo said...

They are such gorgeous colours!!!! Can't help on the yarn though I've only used Opal, and Lorna's Laces (LL is lovely, Opal is utility!!!!!)

Roobeedoo said...

You asked about Claudia handpaint - well it is soft, but it is 2-ply so doesnt have the "spring" of STR. I have not yet tried Fleece Artist merino - but photos suggest it is 2-ply too. Piece of Beauty is the nearest thing I have found ;) and you know all about that! Oh - and Poshyarn cashmere / merino mix is a close thing too! Have you seen Fleece Artist has produced Sea Wool sock? See Cookie's blog for a delicious photo!http://www.knitanon.com/blog/

gilraen said...

Oh it looks fabulous, I wonder where I can get some? :)

Thanks for sharing girls :)

Piglottie said...

Gil! You are not helping me resist STR. I think an order will be imminent but first need to check out the Fleece Artist :)

PS: Am so glad to have found someone else who buys as much, if not more, sock yarn as me!

gilraen said...

Piglottie I simply can't resist all that loveliness, :)

I'm thinking of the Eva for the Forest Canopy Shawl. :)

Kay said...

Fleece Artist merino, I've found, does compare pretty well to STR (and comes in absolutely gorgeous colourways, too)... it's squishyspringysoft, and it's absolutely divine after a bath.

gilraen said...

Thanks so much for that Kay. I'll buy some in the next purchase. I simply mustn't buy any more this week! :)