I have spent the better part of a month working on this pair of socks, rather I reknit the second sock because I royally screwed up the toe so I ripped it all out and knit up another sock. I finally finished up the reknit of the second sock last night.
This was the first time I had used one of the Stroll Fingering yarns. Other than the issue I had with the taking off of the second sock (before I reknit it), this yarn knit up really well.
The yarn I used was KnitPicks Stroll Fingering Yarn in Kangaroo Tonal.
Today, I got around to washing them, and I used the Laundress Wool & Cashmere shampoo to wash these socks. I am always amazed at how much dye comes out when I wash each pair of socks for the first time after I finish knitting them up. I know they will get softer and not be stiff when I am done washing them. The excess dye that is left in the yarn astounds me. This is part of why I wash what I knit up before I wear it, besides to get all the waxes and stuff that was used in the processing of the yarn to make it easier to work with.
Today I also started on my latest pair of socks. I decided to go with the Blue Topaz Stroll Fingering Yarn from KnitPicks. I like that it is the same weight and has the same yardage as the Palette Yarn does. These yarns feel totally different, but they knit up similarly so I can use the same needles and same measurements for both yarns and they turn out very similar size wise.
I absolutely love this color, and it is so far, so much fun to work with. I also like that the Stroll Fingering and the Stroll Tweed Fingering Yarn come in a small skein, which means that I haven’t had to wind the balls in order to work from them easily.