I made little progress on my new Ripple Bralette yesterday, because yarn arrived in my mailbox! This is a review project I’m doing and it needs to be done lickety-split — thank goodness I’m making simple socks.
I started with the green. They’ll be for the boy to test, since these are machine washable and he’s a teenage boy so he’s a little harder on socks than I am. Jack kept me company while I worked on them and by the time I went to bed, I was ready to start the heel.
Of course the pink/purple will be for me, and I’m thinking some Rose City Rollers will be perfect summer socks. Maybe I can finish the first sock this weekend! Happy Friday, friends.
Those are fun colors! I don’t like knitting with acrylic blends much these days (something about the feel, not sure exactly what) but I do love the vibrant colors you can get on acrylic yarn!
Yeah, I don’t use it as much anymore either, but I think the cotton and nylon in these help a lot.
True, acrylic blends are different yarns than 100% acrylic. If there’s enough of the other fibers to change the feel while I’m knitting, I don’t mind using acrylic.
I’ll be interested to hear your impressions! Kraemer Mills is near where I great up, and we used to go there when I was a kid for their factory seconds shop (my Mom and most of my adult female relatives were crafters) so I’m always interested to hear how they are doing.
How fun! My early impressions are good! 🙂
What it a review project? Is it like a test knit?
Kind of! I work with a marketing company, and sometimes when yarn companies are releasing a new yarn or new color, they’ll request reviews. They send the yarn, I make something, and then write a review for the blog. It’s pretty fun!
Ooh that sounds awesome!
It’s pretty cool!
They’re beautiful colours!` I didn’t know you could use cotton in socks, do they last as long? Or longer? Gosh I really don’t know much about fibres.
I don’t know! I’ve never used cotton in socks before, because cotton doesn’t have as much elasticity as wool. So it will stretch out but not bounce back. This has acrylic and nylon in it so maybe that will help? This is mostly why I wanted to try this yarn–to see how a cotton blend sock would work out!
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