Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Socks and Slippers

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Scrappy Socks are done except for the dyeing. I'll do that after taking kidling to school.Granny Square slippers are finished, too. They've been fulled and are drying. I'm not impressed with the pattern or the yarn (Manos del Uruguay). Not only is it full of vegetable matter, straw, etc., it smells. Not nice like clean sheep, but like dirty, dusty sheep. It's very rough and scratchy, far worse than the cheapest acrylic I've ever come across. I understand that poor women in Uruguay are spinning it to buy food for their families, but.... It's nasty.

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  1. I'm surprised at your review of the yarn. I used the Manos silk blend and it is fantastic (and a little pricy).

    You're getting a lot of socks done. Nice job!

  2. I'm surprised about the Manos yarn. I haven't used it yet, but if one wants to compete on the global arena, one must have high quality. And you are the scrappy sock queen!


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