Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sock Month Has Begun with a Bang

August is sock month at Charlotte Yarn. Today we had our beginners sock class. We had 5 lovely ladies in the class. They all did wonderful!!!! Class was taught by our sock queen, Natalie.

Donna stopped by to ask when the beginners sock class was. When I told her it was taking place now, she was disappointed that she missed it. However, Donna did not stay disappointed for long. She said that she wanted to learn, so I got her started. She never knitted on double pointed needles before, but you would have never known it. She did so good. By the time she left, she turned the heel and did the gusset on a miniature sock.

To help celebrate sock month, we just got in new colors of the Austermann Step sock yarn. Each ball has Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil making this a fabulously soft sock yarn. This yarn is 75% Virgin Wool and 25% Nylon for both durability and softness. It is a fingering weight yarn with a gauge of 30 stitches per inch when knit on 2.5 to 3mm (U.S. size 1 or 2) needles. It is a Superwash Wool yarn so yarn care is simply machine wash, cool and dry flat.