From One Extreme To The Other

Dull as Ditchwater SocksHimself requested a pair of socks. I’ve acquired quite a stash of sock yarn (I really don’t know how that happened so quickly), much of it gloriously gaudy. I managed to dig out the one solitary ball of sock yarn I have in muted colours! This was made from a 150g 6-ply Zauberball that I bought from The Sock Yarn Shop. If I’m honest I’m glad he didn’t pick out the orange and red Zauberball; I want that one for myself! For all the colours are a bit drab, this is a lovely yarn to work with. I used a 3 mm circular and it makes up to a thick, squishy fabric. This pair only used 80 g, so I should be able to make myself a pair out of the remaining 70 g. These have been officially christened ‘David’s Dull as Ditchwater Socks’.

Volcano SocksI needed something a bit more vibrant for my next pair. As luck would have it, while I was knitting David’s socks, my order of Phildar Folk 100 arrived from YarnPlaza. I really like this yarn and had originally the few balls I have last year, when Deramores had it on offer. They do still stock it, but only have 2 colours available and their service has declined dramatically this year; I’m reluctant to order from them unless there’s no alternative. Somebody pointed me at YarnPlaza, which based in The Netherlands. I went a bit mad an picked out 10 colours! On the plus side, I qualified for free shipping. Phildar Folk 100When I did the currency conversion from Euros to GBP, each ball cost me about £4.75! That’s quite a bargain as these are 100g balls and will easily make a pair of socks with yarn to spare. Once shipped, my order took less that a week to arrive. Unlike Deramores, when I had a query about my order, someone emailed me back within a couple of hours. Once my parcel arrived, I was in sock yarn heaven.

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