So! I recently finished two pairs of socks for the Hubby knitted from blue and plum coloured Juniper Moon Herriot Fine. I don’t mind admitting that I’ve never been so glad to see the back of a project as I was these.
The yarn, as you’d guess from the name, is a lightweight fingering. It’s also fluffy. And I didn’t like the plum colour at all! It’s fair to say that I didn’t enjoy one single stitch of these socks.
Except perhaps for the last stitch of the grafting of the toes. I definitely enjoyed that one!
But he was happy and that’s why I knit him socks. And to be fair to the yarn, the problems I had with it were down to personal preference. It’s beautifully spun, the colours are soft and heathery, and, I’m told, they are supremely comfortable to wear. The skeins are generous at 461 yards/100g.
It’s also a hand wash alpaca blend.
You know what’s coming don’t you.
Yep….hand wash alpaca blends do not take kindly to the hand wash programme in your washing machine.
Which isn’t exactly what I said when I took them out of said machine!
I’m not entirely sure why the plum shrank more than the blue. Possibly to do with the dye?!
Total user error. Thankfully they are just about still wearable! And there are more pairs to come. Just not in the Herriot yarn 😉