I've been learning something about myself lately. I'm learning that I'm a sucker for hand-dyed yarn from independent dyers for a number of reasons. I find that indy dyers care about each and every skein of yarn and do everything they can to offer a quality product along with excellent customer service. Often they go the extra step of wrapping it in some pretty paper so that you feel like you're getting a present even though you paid for the yarn!
I like the entrepreneurial spirit a lot. Having tried my hand at dyeing I now know that it's a lot of work. It's fun, but it's work, too. If you have a question, often the dyer will respond, sometimes within hours.
So, again I've succumbed to a skein of sock yarn. This one is from Cakewalk Yarns on Etsy. Rose's blog is here.
Isn't it pretty? This colorway is called Cherry Blossom. I first discovered it on Susan B. Anderson's blog where she posted a picture of the sock she was making. I wasn't the only one who was taken with this particular color and yarn as I understand that there were a number of orders placed immediately after the post.
The yarn is sock weight, or as it says on the label, "Footsie". It's 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon and there are 460 yards in a 100-gram skein.
The order came very quickly and inside the plastic mailing bag was the bright pink tissue paper holding my new yarn.
There are other colors that are tempting me greatly (especially "Podcast Junkie"), but first, I must finish up some projects and then I'll be diving into my Cherry Blossom Cakewalk yarn!