Friday, January 8, 2010
Moose In Socks Samples!
These beautiful samples have come all the way from Alaska! Moose In Socks are one of our specialty international suppliers and have sent cute bags of Merino/Bamboo fibre called 'Hidden Gems'. It is so soft and shiny with the bamboo through it, and what an amazing colour. Yes, I really must learn to spin!
And look what else I bought from Moose In Socks - this is the most ingenious idea for sock knitting - a hand-dyed sock blank. What's that you ask? Let me tell you, and you'll be dazzled! Two threads of yarn (in this case baby size merino/tencel, OMG, so smooth!!) are machine knitted together into a rectangle. THEN, they are hand dyed, each one unique. Now, the amazing trick to this is, that when you unravel it, you then have two threads of yarn the same length with exactly the same colour markings so your socks will MATCH. Wow. And, if you are super clever, you can knit two socks at the same time and unravel the square as you knit!
Don't have anything like that in your stash? Well, you can hardly NOT have it now that you know this amazing technique. Quick, head over to Moose In Socks' Etsy store and buy one to test out for yourself!