If you aren't familiar with Noro yarns, you should get to know it. It's amazing stuff. Made in Japan it comes in the most amazing colour combinations & blends.
The only thing is, the colours aren't consistent. There is no order to the colours on a ball of Noro yarn. This is going to bother some people. But for me, I like it. I have used Noro yarns a few times. I usually like them. I love the vibrant colours. I love the randomness that comes from a ball.
So here are my new socks.
Matching? No. Not even close.
But all from one ball of yarn. See what I mean about the colour order thing?
Mismatched socks like this would really bother some people. It doesn't bother me fortunately.
This is a blend of wool, cotton, silk & nylon this Taiyo sock yarn. I don't know if I would use it again for socks as it doesn't seem to have any elasticity in the band compared to other sock yarns. I think they will sag really fast. (you can see in the picture how the bottom sock has a stretched band already & that was only from trying them on!!!)
Also the yarn breaks! Arghhh... It broke when grafting both heels. Then a cuff broke a thread & so I had to mend it before it was even worn! Not happy as this yarn is expensive. (I think it was probably about $27! I don't mind paying good money for a ball of wool but I expect it to be a better quality.) So these socks are a bit disappointing. But they will be warm I guess & make good house slippers. lol
Oh, another thing is it made my nose really itchy! I think that must be the silk bit. How annoying! Fortunately I am wearing them on my feet away from my nose. lol