One way to keep cool is to sit very, very still in an air conditioned room, preferably with a fan pointed right at you, and possibly with your feet in a bucket of ice water. Something else you can add to that mix? How about sitting still while working a nice pair of socks while you bask in the oscillating breeze? After all, socks are super portable and won't heat up your lap-- perfect summer knitting. Toward that end, we have great news:
This week, we got in a couple of great shipments of sock weight yarn from Zen Yarn Garden and Solstice.
ABOUT THE ZEN
Zen Yarn Garden is a small dyer out of Canada. You can choose from Serenity 20 (an 80/10/10 blend of merino, cashmere & nylon) or Serenity Silk 3 (an 80/10/10 Merino, cashmere & silk.) Both are sock weight yarns with a similar feel-- but the Serenity Silk 3 has a little bit more of a sheen and feels a bit crisper.
ABOUT THE SOLSTICE
Solstice is a new company HCW just started working with. In addition to the SW listed below, we're carrying their DK weight E'toile Silken Camel blend. It has great yardage - 375 yards per 115g skein.
Now, about the Solstice Sock Yarn:
Starlight Cashmere Silk is a 50/50 silk & cashmere blend that is supper soft!
Lumiere Lace is a Merino/Cashmere/Nylon blend, a little bit on the heavier side of lace but each skein is about enough for a small shawl or shoulderette.
Luna Sock is a SUPER soft 80/10/10 Merino Cashmere & Nylon blend.
Besides socks, there's lots you can do with this yarn. Kennedy is using the e'toile in two colors for her Morrison Cardigan and Pam is knitting a long lace scarf out of one skein. Kennedy's also contemplating a Ptarmigan Cowl by Brooklyn Tweed the Starlight and a Swallowtail shawl in the Lumiere lace.Or consider a lace shoulderette or maybe Stephen West's new Creekbed scarf.
On the other hand, if you want to stick with socks, most of these yarns are dyed in really rich semi-solids so they would be great in a complicated sock like one of Cookie A's patterns.