On the 8th Day of Sock Yarn, Simply Sock Yarn gave to me...
two skeins of the new Manos Del Uruguay sock yarn!
To have a chance at these two skeins of the Atlantico colorway of Alegria Sock, simply answer the following question in the comments section below:
Is there a technique or project that you'd like to tackle in 2013? Perhaps your first pair of cashmere socks? Or what about your first sweater using sock yarn?
I'm hoping to have time to knit my first sweater from sock yarn. Not Allison-sized sweaters, but one for 5-year-old James and 5-months old Henry. That's what I'm excited to accomplish this coming year.
But today my excited nature is ALL ABOUT the new sock yarn from Manos. I've been waiting years for them to release a fiber meant for socks and now that the wait is over I'm having a hard time deciding which of the 12 colors I'd like to knit up first. For now, I'll just stash a few, as I'm sure this is going to be one of those sock yarns that will sell out quickly and might not be immediately available. While my choices would typically be colors like Botanico and Ceibo, shown above, I'm thinking of knitting way outside my box and also stashing skeins of Candombe and Locura Fluo.
Is Manos Del Uruguay new to you? The name translates to Hands of Uruguay, and it is a non profit organization which assembles women in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of this World Fair Trade Organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women.
Alegria ("joy" in Spanish) is a wonderfully soft sock yarn handpainted to create a celebration of color in every skein. No two skeins are alike, and the picture shown is a representation of how your special skein could look, with more or less of each color. The tag of skein is signed by the woman who dyed it for you, and if you gift a project out of the yarn you might consider gifting the tag along with it just to show how special each skein really is.