I have the cleverest of Grandmas. She gave me just what I wanted for Christmas. Yarn, of course!
There's a special place in my heart for Tess Supersock and Baby yarn. It's so soft and strong. The colors are so pretty. I've made one pair of socks and one single sock with Tess yarn, and I love it. Grandma, quite thoughtfully I must say, got me a skein when Megan was destashing recently. Such a great gift.
But wait, there's more. I've been very intrigued recently with BFL sock yarn. Apparently, BFL is stronger than merino yarn, but it's still soft and a little bit shiny. It seems that there isn't a vast number of people dyeing BFL yarn yet, but I know of at least one who is doing an excellent job of it. Go visit Mama Blue's etsy shop right now. You won't be disappointed. How do I know? Because my Grandma bought me half of a skein of her yarn.
Wait, half a skein? you might ask. Well, yes. Grandma's clever, thoughtful gifts only stretch so far. We have to keep things fair for the other grandkids. I was so pleased with this beautiful, soft, shiny yarn that I was happy to get the other half on my own.
Even if it means running laps. 400 yds x 1/2 x 4 = 800 yards. Two laps. I think it's worth it. Don't you?