The holidays stress me out...knitting soothes my nerves...I've got another pair of new socks...
Yarn: Drops Fabel Dark Red/Bourgogne
.One of my readers asked if Drops yarns were only available online. They've got a store finder on their website. For those of us here in the United States, it looks like the only one is in California. I bought mine from Nordic Mart last spring when it was on sale for $2.00 a skein. The price and colors seemed too good to be true, so I "only" ordered enough for a dozen pairs.
Now that I've knitted with it, I'm hoping that it will go on sale again and I can snap up the rest of the colors. Even full price, it's super affordable. I've finished three pairs with it so far and while I haven't worn them enough to form any opinions about their durability (I like knitting socks much better than I like wearing them) I haven't run into any trouble with the yarn itself. It's thinner than other brands I've worked with and maybe not as soft...but it was also two dollars a skein. And did I mention how amazing the colors are?