After reading about Laughing Yaffle yarn on a number of blogs, I decided I had to try it for myself, so a couple of weeks ago I placed an order.
I was delighted that the parcel arrived quickly, and look at the lovely confetti sprinkles which were included in the package, a lovely touch. The yarn is 4ply 80% wool and 20% nylon and so it's ideal for sock knitting.
I chose Moonlight Sonata, a mixture of deepest plum, crimson and dark teal. The colours look gorgeous together.
I'm a bit of a sucker for orange so the second skein I chose was Mango Tango. These shades are ochre, golden yellow, pale orange, burnt orange, scarlet and all the shades in between.
A loyalty card was included in the package, so I'll definitely have to pay the website another visit. The yarn is so lovely that I would purchase more whether I was being rewarded for loyaly or not, I just need to save my pennies.
I decided that I would use some of this yarn to knit a pair of socks for my mum for Christmas. I haven't yet knit any socks which have a pattern to them but after seeing so many Monkey socks on blogs, I've decided to give these a go.
The socks seem to be knitting up rather small, so I'll just have to see how they turn out. Eleanor has already staked a claim in case they turn out too small for my mum.
So far, the pattern is going well. It makes a change from knitting plain socks.