Cue the James Bond music and please excuse the poetic licence in the title!
My sock yarn has landed. Oops, more paraphrasing. At least I don't need to say 'Germany, we have a problem'. Okay enough of the bad puns and yes I am sober, you cheeky monkey!
At the top of the picture are two balls of Opal Uni colour #18 for my sockapaloooza socks. My pal has said they'd like knee high socks so I got 200gms and I'm sure I'll manage to find a use for any leftovers. The bottom row is for me! On the left is Trekking XXL colour #100. I've seen Trekking yarns on so many blogs and I love the way this looks knitted up. In the middle is Opal Acapulco colour #1306 also seen on blogs and loved. Okay, okay so I'm easily led, what can I say? :-) Finally on the right is Opal Acapulco colour #1304, just because. Ordered from Martinas Bastel- und Hobbykiste 1st March and arrived today and included the little packet of Haribo sweets in the pic. Yum! I would recommend them even though the emails they sent were in German (must learn!) but Google translation tools helped a lot.
So now I have a serious sock yarn problem - not as bad as most but there is a definite glut.
Moving quickly on to spinning! I've finished spinning this. The twist is set and I decided to leave it as a single ply because I like the way the colours look. The flash has made the colour much too bright in this pic. This is a better representation of the colours. For those who like to know these things, its 50 gms blue-faced leicester dyed by me and spun on my drop spindle. Its about 210 yards/190 metres. I haven't decided what to use it for yet other than to stroke and admire it. :-)
Everytime I spin something now I can see the improvement and I always seem to be saying 'this is the best I've ever spun' but that's better than going backwards and doing worse!
Off now to cast on for sockapaloooza.