It is not the softest yarn I have ever knitted with but it washes and wears okay and softens up after the first wash, especially if rinsed in hair conditioner (thanks for the tip, Susan).
Yes, I know it's called sock yarn but it could also be used for other things like children's jumpers or cardigans, or even a lightweight blanket.
On Tuesday I visited the store again. I bought twenty metres of 120cm wide calico to practise quilting on my frame! I also bought a new pair of embroidery scissors to replace the ones I 've had for so long I can't remember where they came from. I think they were manicure scissors. I know I've had them since long before I was married thirty-four years ago!
"Christmas Basics" fabric was on sale for $6.95 per metre (usually $9.95 per metre) so I bought two metres of this print.
So what do you think: drawstring Santa sacks or Christmas stockings for our fund-raiser stall?