(shown above Trekking XXL colors 554 and 555)
Aaaaand, I've lost my mind. I dropped nearly everything over the past 24 hours to knit a sock. I'm obsessed with the new Trekking XXL colors (numbers 530-555 on our website).
(shown above, colors 550 and 551)
Trekking XXL has been a go-to sock yarn for sock knitters for years. I've carried it for a long time, and before I did, it was definitely one of the things people most requested. Trekking XXL is one of those yarns you can definitely gift to people who don't hand wash. It can be machine washed and dried over and over with no bad results. I still gift mine with a little lingerie bag to avoid the socks pilling or snagging on zippers in the wash.
This color collection is not only stripes, but each striped color has a coordinated black-tweedy-look stripe. This is done by using the same striping colors, but making one of the plies of yarn black. Thus you have a bright stripe, like shown above, and a black-flecked stripe in the same colors. Such a fun idea. Please note that the two separate stripes aren't sold together in one "package". Each is sold in it's own 100g ball (enough for a pair of large socks), and you can one or both coordinates separately, if you like. And... AND. Trekking is now a lower price of $16 a ball! When does that happen? Awesome.
(shown above, colors 552 and 553)
Now that Henry is older, I'm not nearly as exhausted in the evening as I was, and I'm much more motivated to knit instead of go to bed at 8:30. So I've started a few projects for Christmas gifts, and one of them is this sock, which I nearly completed in less than 24 hours.
This is color 534. I'm so in looooove with it. I'm gifting it to a friend who hasn't received a pair of hand knit socks from me in at least six years, and she actually wore through the last pair. I know she'll really appreciate them. But I'll admit that if we had the same size feet I'd be selfishly tempted to keep them!
Next on my to-knit list is this hat. OMG, it would look awesome in one of the new colors.