I started a new pair of socks. I was going to use something from my stash, however I was shopping in our local craft store and happened to meander through the yarn section. You have undoubtedly heard of the old adage to never go food shopping when you are hungry. Well the same rule applies for knitters going into yarn shops. We all know that a fiberista’s appetite can never be quelled.
The next part of our story involves me purchasing Noro Taiyo sock yarn. To be fair, I could not help it because it had aqua in it. And a gorgeous shade of brown. And grey. Almost like they asked me what to put in it. Yes, I was targeted.
Besides, they also must have heard me complain about superwash sock yarn. I really don’t care for it and I prefer regular wool or a mixture of wool with silk, nylon and/or cotton. Poof! There it was. Noro Taiyo Sock Yarn. They did not ask me to price it, however. But this pain went away soon after I aptly chalked it up to something new to blog about.
You are to be thanked, readers. Because I love this yarn!
Now one thing that I did not like about the yarn was when I re-skeined it into 2 balls it tended to tangle. So a 5 minute process turned into an unpleasant 30 minute one. The yarn is a single, which means it has some energy in it and twists back onto itself. I do love singles. Noro is all about singles yarn.
So all is forgiven. If I was one of those knit-one-sock at a time people, I would not have had this problem. But I am not. I must knit the pair at once. I believe that life is too short to have to knit the same sock twice. Am I alone here?
If you are one of those self-sacrificing folk who can tolerate repeating the second sock, know that I still do love you. I may not understand you, but then, to be frank, I don’t understand why you are so enamored with superwash either.
More on this sock later ~ Karen