Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Socks, Socks & More Socks

It seems like all knitters are knitting socks these days - and it would be hard not to. Hand knitted socks just have love written all over them. They are the perfect gift to tell someone how much you care. They are portable and can be made with endless design options and stitch possibilities. The yarn can do all the hard work for you and make you appear like a knitting genius. That is probably why our sock yarn corner is bursting with so many new offerings.

The long awaited Noro sock yarn has arrived with its magnificant array of vibrant colours.

Beth has almost finished her first Noro sock and it looks terrific.

Collinette's Jitterbug is certain to brighten any day. It has an unusual diagonal colour pool - very eye catching!

Fleece Artist continues to be a favourite sock knitter's choice. As with most knitting projects, the hardest part is often choosing which colour to use first.

Sock knitting does come with a couple of warnings. After wearing hand knit socks and feeling their luxurious fibres and perfect fit, many people never want to go back to wearing manufactured socks again. The biggest "problem" though is that sock knitting can be addictive - a risk that we feel is well worth taking - after all you can never have or give away too many socks.


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