socks, socks, socks!
- Check out the new pic on the main page... Carole just finished a pair
of socks with the new CHICAGO yarn from Wisdom Yarns! This pair was
made on her vintage Circular Sock Machine. We are pleased that this
new yarn works so well on knitting machines (antique or modern
knitting machine) even though it is marketed to hand knitters.
The CHICAGO color scheme is supposed to represent the colors found in
the Chicago area... the soils, the skyscrapers, the hustle and bustle
of the city in autumn. It is a unique self-patterning yarn that is
fun to work with.
CHICAGO sells for $14.00 per ball, and each 100 gram skein will make
a pair of socks with enough left over to use as a fringe for a scarf
or a stripe on a hat. The fiber content is 75%wool and 25% poly.
Circular Sock Machine enthusiasts will be meeting tomorrow (Saturday,
October 25th) at Rocking Horse Farm for their fall get-together. The
day starts around 9 or 10, lunch is potluck, and "cranking" continues
until people are tired (or 6pm, whichever comes first).
A note about placing orders: Please consider calling the store to
place your order. We will be short-staffed for a few weeks and emails
may not receive a speedy reply. Call us at 320-252-2996 Tuesday -
Saturday, 10-6 (central time zone).