Last year, Lorna's Laces switched over their production of Shepherd Sock from 50 gram skeins (made one sock) to 100 gram skeins (makes two socks). We're getting low on the 50 gram skeins, so I'm selling the rest of them to you for 40% off! While we can all agree that the 100 grams skeins are much easier for knitting most projects (then you don't have to search for two 50g skeins in the same dyelot, or you don't have to weave in ends when you use them for a larger project), the 50g skeins were nice for small projects like baby socks, hats and those oh-so-popular hexipuffs. 50g is the perfect size for small sock projects or booties like these, or this adorable hat, or for making many hexipuffs for the awesome Beekeeper's Quilt (if you haven't started this project yet and don't want a new one- don't click on the link! I hear it's an addictive knit and that's why I haven't started one myself yet!)
I have quite an array of colors available, and while the deal is for Potluck, meaning that we choose for you... you are welcome to e-mail me after your order and indicate if there is something particular we can include for you. There are, of course, no promises- if you order this deal you might get one (or 10, if that's what you order) of any of Lorna's Laces colors. But if you e-mail me and say "Hey, I'm going to try and knit a citrus-y colored Bee Keeper's Quilt" or "I'd like to knit boys booties", then I'll do my best to accomodate you. Again, no promises though b/c once we get quite low on colors there may not be what you want afterall. So please only order the deal if you are fine with a surprise.
You're welcome to order as many skeins as you like. Heck, at this price, I don't blame you! I'm going to keep a few dozen stashed for small baby projects... when I have time to knit again. Lately I'm realizing that I might never have time to knit for my own children and that all my knitting might end up being for friends and family in a couple years when I have more time to knit. It makes me kind of sad to think that I don't even have the time right now to knit little Henry a hat, or James a pair of socks that he has asked for, but then I also think that my kids would prefer that I spend time with them than knitting away. When I have so little extra time right now (and I know it will get better once Henry gets to be 6 months or so), I'm telling myself it's good to just spend it with them. At least I get a few rows done a week with my knitting group on Sundays.
So here's how I spent my spare time this weekend- pumpkin picking.