The Knit Picks yarn arrived today! It took seven days to get my yarn from the day I mailed my order, I am impressed. I also got the Campus Knits and Magic Loop booklets. Campus Knits has instructions for two socks on 2 circulars. The yarn colours are pretty much what I expected from the website, no nasty surprises. I like the plain labels Knit Picks used for the yarn, and this is what I got:
I got the Vineyard colour way, which has plum, tan and brown stripes. The balls look bigger than I expected, 231 yards per 50g, made in Italy of 75% superwash wool, 25% polyamide. These are for my Magic Loop experiment. I'm going to start with my favourite toe-up sock pattern and then use the loop once the toe is done. I got my first Addi Turbo needles today, a 40 inch size 1.
The Daffodil colour is a gorgeous light green, dark green, brown, orange, and yellow blend, I can't wait to see it knit up. It has 220 yards per 50g, made in Peru of 100% merino wool. The yarn feels soft and springy and warm. I think this will make great socks. I'll probably have k2p2 ribbing all the way up on these.
Magic Loop ROCKS! I love my Addi needle, even more so after its uncurling hot water bath. The Simple Stripes is knitting up well, feels like it'll be a good, hard-wearing pair of socks. Pictures when I have a decent amount of sock to photo. Did the Sherman toe from the pattern and then started in with the Addi. Love the Addi! It's still a bit awkward going from one side to the other, but you only do it twice a round so I'm not so bothered.