So yeah, "little late."
I know, I know, change the batteries...I will, soon, promise.
Les' see the down and dirty info:
Yarn: Brown Sheep Handpaint Wildfoote Luxury Sock Yarn (I'm just reading the label here)
Made of:75% Washable Wool/25% nylon
Color: SY-500 Brown Sugar Dyelot: 009
Needle: US2 to cast on and do a couple/three rows of ribbing, then US1 for the rest
Pattern: "Classy Slip-Up" from Knit Socks!
I like this yarn, um, the stitches look pretty. (There I go gettin' all technical.) I loved the colors. The orange really does jump out at you, and when you look close the blue is almost electric. No, I haven't blocked them, and unblocked they are a little tight in the calf, which is my usual problem with socks and I was deluding myself thinking making my own would be any different...and no I'm not ripping them out and starting again, that would kill me more. I'm going to block the bejeezus out of them and see if they get softer and maybe a little more stretchy. If not I'll find someone with thinner ankles and similar shoe size and off they'll go to a good home.
I'd joked about gifting them to my mom, but they'd be super huge on her as I actually made them the right foot size this time (She wears a Women's 4.5-5 WW, we are a square-footed family 'round here--I'm an 8-8.5 C/D--did you know the itty bitty shoe sizes have a different width system than the bigger ones?) Hmm, I wonder if my brother would wear them; we're about the same foot-size...we'll see :).
Tangents to the left of me, tangents to the right! Eep. This staying "on topic" thing is hard when my mind is on ten-thousand other things. So where was I? Oh yeah, the yarn.
I'd definitely use it again. Lorna's is softer at the outset though, and Fleece artist is even more so. I know, I know, I've heard the Koigu people go on and on, but at the price per skein of that puppy, it's a little out of my budget until I, you know, start working again :). And here comes another tangent...I think I just realized why I've kept re-starting with the Fleece Artist...it's too soft after the Wildfoote...kinda like going from US 0000s to US 27s. Hmm, maybe I should go work on that Never-ending-Scarf for a bit to get my fingers used to something completely different, or something.
I need to go make some curtains...(not green though). Happy Saturday.