Book Yarn, Part VI
Published On: July 7, 2011

School work is chugging along at a respectable clip.  I’m a bit more than half way done with the project, and a bit less than half way done with the available time.  As long as this proportion keeps up, I can stave off panic.  I’m even managing to get the occasional bit of sleep and maintain socially acceptable levels of personal hygiene.  So since I have a minute, and since I’m feeling the need to at least see yarn even if I can’t currently play with yarn, I thought I’d swing by with another bit of book yarn.

On the left is Sweet Georgia Merino Silk Aran in the color Cayenne.  This is a 50/50 silk merino blend with a marvelously sproingy 8 ply structure.  It strikes just the right balance between lofty and smooth.  The silk makes it super soft, perfect for next to the skin wear. One skein (170 meters) is enough to make a hat or a little neck wrap.

On the right is Sweet Georgia Silk Crush Sock in the color Deep Olive.  It’s also a 50/50 silk merino blend.  It might seem like silk is too delicate for socks, but it actually works beautifully.  It’s wonderfully strong and is great at maintaining a comfortable temperature.  The wool helps the yarn have a nice memory and ensures your socks aren’t saggy by the end of the day.  Together, they make a sock yarn that is both practical and indulgent.

And, as always, Sweet Georgia’s colors are both saturated and subtle.  The silk makes them seem almost to glow.

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