I have a desire to reduce my stash significantly. My purchases the past few years have been minimal, and I am trying to knit a couple of things from stash before purchasing anything new. This sock yarn was bought years ago at a store closing event. I have since decided that i do not like the self patterning sock yarns (Faux Isle), and had this and one other skein sitting. When I knit this up however, I was pleasantly surprised that the pattern was not overpowering, the ones trying to mimic fair isle are not for me.
When these yarns first came out they were all the rage. I succumbed to some of the enthusiasm of others, but really prefer to make my own fair isle socks, of just use a really cool hand dyed sock yarn.
A contrasting heel and toe (with reinforcing thread) make these fun socks. They were gifted to my husband the other day, who wore them right away and came home from a trip telling me how much he loved them. I love him!