Yes, yes the obsession continues. No, I am not sorry. I’m also not done, so there are going to be at least a few more of these.
But, in the interest of being useful, I’ll answer a few questions. Yes, it’s skinny pencil roving (about sport weight maybe? I’m knitting on 4s.). No, I’d never seen it before either, but I’m fond of it. No, I don’t know where to find this exact stuff (I got it at Rhinebeck, three years ago, at a jewelry stand that just happened to have this one kind of yarn), but if you search etsy for pencil roving, you’ll find something similar. Yes, it does pull apart if you sneeze on it too hard, and yes you’ll want to keep a very light touch. But, once it’s knit up, it’s surprisingly sturdy.
But don’t worry, it’s not all rainbows all the time. We’ll be back to your more traditional sock stylings tomorrow. Anemochory is coming back out (be sure you’re on the mailing list if you want a heads up and a coupon when they do) and they are totally rainbow free.