I'm going to make this quick 'cause I'll probably knit swatches or projects out of this later which I'll post, but I wanted to show this to you (ok, mainly to Faythe who is equally as obsessed as I am). This is the sock yarn I purchased from Knitpicks. I'm not sure why, but the top left yarn is much darker in the photo than in person. It's dark green, Pine to be exact. The gray is called Ash and the tan is Fawn. Interestingly, while the other two match the photos pretty well, the yarn in the left bottom corner, Essential - Fawn looks nothing like the photo on the website. It looks like nylons, not the nice creamy color in the photo on their website. I'm pretty disappointed with this one. I can't imagine making socks out of this color. And you know how I am about yarn...if I hate it from the beginning, I will hate it to the end and will eventually talk crap about it behind its back. I'm thinking about returning it for a different color if they'll let me. But now I'm uncertain as to whether or not the yarn will look like the photo. Too bad they didn't have a color card for this yarn. Anyway, any suggestions as to what I should get?
I'm pleasantly surprised by yarn in the right bottom corner. Dancing - Ballet has turned out to be even more beautiful than the photo! I'm ecstatic. If it knits up like I think it will, I'm definitely going to buy more. I'm not really a fan of mixed colors but this yarn has definitely won me over.
The top two hanks are Alpaca Cloud in Horizon (top) and Stream. The heathering is beautiful - I'm in love! And so soft! You need some, go buy it now!
The bottom hank is Shimmer - Happy Dance. Now, I'm still not so sure about the color. But it's not for me, it's for someone else so...I'm just going to leave it at that. I'm sure it'll look a lot better when it's knit too. I think it's a lot brighter in person than in the photo on their website.
Oh yeah...Alpaca Cloud is much softer than Shimmer. I didn't think using silk would decrease softnes.
Wait, did I say I was going to make this quick? Imagine a quick phone call. hehe You got off easy!