I've been able to snag a great deal for you in the Sale Section- Classic Elite's Summer Sox at 45% off! A few years ago, Classic Elite sent me some of this cotton/wool/nylon blend yarn to test. I gave it a try and liked how it felt and was plied. It's quite easy to knit- not slippery- has a bit of "stickiness" to it- yes, that's a technical term :) - enough so that you could knit it with slippery aluminum dp's and not worry about stitches falling off. But like many yarns that I test and like, I just didn't have the room on the shelves to stock it. The nice thing about moving to the new space is that it's nearly 3 times the size of my current space, so weeding out great yarns b/c of space won't be an issue.
The fiber blend is one that I know will appeal to many of you, as I'm often getting requests for cotton content or light weight sock yarn to wear in warmer months. Well, this one is for you! Cookie A. even designed a sock pattern for Classic Elite for Summer Sox, and you can download it for free here.
If you're knitting women's medium sized socks, you'll likely need just two balls of this 50g ball of yarn. But if you want to knit larger women's or men's socks, you might dip into a third 50g ball. I currently have three neutral solids, and three striping colors in stock.
There's been some nice progress made on the building this past week- we now have light! Though I don't think it's much needed since there's so much natural light streaming into the building (this picture was taken in the early evening). The showroom space has 16 windows, so even on rainy days (which we've had plenty of lately) there's been enough natural light for the painters, woodworkers, and everyone else to work without flipping a switch. Next week is the flooring, and the week following should take care of all the little things that will need touched up and finished. It's all coming together!