It's hard to say goodbye to old friends who are there when you need them - the exact shade of violet to liven up a block, or an exquisite stripe perfect for hugging the edges on a curved binding. Sigh... The fabric will go to a good home however, one where I know it will be well loved and appreciated. Eventually. Once the shock of "where am I going to put all that" passes.
On the sock front...even though I cast on a new pair Sunday night, there was no knitting during the upset hockey game between Canada and the U.S... ouch! However, the women's game Monday and the men's with Germany last night did allow me to complete a leg. This yarn is Durasport in Forest Green from Briggs and Little in New Brunswick. Maritimers are well familiar with Briggs and Little yarn as we grew up in mitts, toques and sweaters made from it. I have a favourite cabled sweater in Fundy Fog from many years back. This Durasport is a heavier yarn than the fine Kroy but the socks are still thin enough to be worn in boots and sneakers. If I had to choose a favourite yarn from any I've worked with, it would be this one. I love the flecks in the colours - the oatmeal and bluejean are both as gorgeous - and the thick,thin texture of the spin. These do shrink up a bit in the wash, so I work a longer foot than usual.