I’ve been on vacation this week at a friend’s house on Cape Cod and it has rained (heavily) all but one day since we arrived! Yesterday we ran some errands and checked out the local shopping. I stopped into the disorganized and crowded Yarn Basket in Mashpee (no website). There was so much in the store that I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole, but the elderly owner DID have a nice collection of both basic and more exotic sock yarn to one side - and we all know I love souvenir sock yarn!
I ended up with yarn for three pairs - this first ball is ONLine Supersocke 100 Circle Color (rav link), which I’ve never used before, to make a pair of socks for my host friend:
This is the famous Noro Kureyon Sock (rav link):
I haven’t ever owned or knit anything out of Noro, so I’m really looking forward to some stripey socks out of that ball. I also purchased some Noro Silk Garden Sock from a fellow Raveler earlier this week, so that should be arriving shortly as well!
And the last purchase from the Yarn Basket was Froehlich Wolle Special Blauband:
I’ve made at least two pairs of striped socks from Blauband in the past and I think it’s a good strong workhorse sock yarn like Regia: not super-exciting to knit up, but a long-lasting product. This color is gorgeous and softer than I remember and I can’t wait to see how it looks knit up!
We’re leaving tomorrow and the weather is not supposed to improve before that, so my plan for the next 24 hours is to just keep working on the cardigan I’m designing/knitting for myself and possibly making into a pattern. Sometimes rainy summer vacations are great!