I've been really curious to see how different sock yarns will look when worked up into a woven shawl or scarf, so I decided to take advantage of WEBS' Anniversary Sale and order some of the skeins I've been eyeing. Okay, okay, so not all of the yarns were on sale, but I justified that the money I saved on the Kureyon kind of maybe just a little bit made up for the money I plunked down for the other stuff...yeah, I'm not really convincing myself of that either, but I'm okay with it.
First off, I ordered 4 skeins of the discontinued Kureyon #213 to go with the 4 skeins of that color that I already have. I grossly underestimated how much Kureyon I would need to make my next scarf/shawl. I began to warp up my loom the other day and had already gone through over two balls of Kureyon before I had even gotten half of the warping done. So, these will make it possible to create a lovely wrap out of the teals, grays, greens, and golds.
Next up is Auracania Ranco Multi #309. It's not exactly the colors that I thought it would be, but nonetheless I'm sure it will make something amazing in shades I'm not normally drawn to.
And now for Auracania Ranco Multi #302. Again, not quite the colors I thought it would be (on WEBS there's flecks of magenta and green, but not in the skeins I got), but I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
Here's some Valley Yarns Franklin Hand-Dyed. It looked like a light blue/teal in the photo on WEBS, but it's much much more green in person. Luckily I like green!And, finally, some Trekking XXL sock yarn. It's much more of a deep teal than what shows here (the light was fading fast on my deck, so I didn't capture the true colors) and I can think of a certain boss of mine who has a birthday coming up, who just so happens to love teal.
Woohoo! I can't wait to get finished with my stealth project this weekend so I can focus on weaving up some of these amazing yarns!