I decided to get back to Project Spectrum for July so I chose a ball of Zauberball Crazy in shades of blue for my monthly sock project.
I’ve been anxious to try this yarn since I first got it so I was quite excited about starting these socks. I have to say, while there’s nothing truly wrong with the yarn, that it did not live up to the hype.
The way it’s wound made it tangle quite frequently and, while the tweedy shades are pretty, I feel it’s rather soft to hold up well as socks.
Frankly, the whole thing reminds me of Trekking, which is cheaper and wears like iron, so I’m thinking it might be better to just stick with that in the future.
That said, they are lovely and the color changes are subtle and attractive. And the more pictures I took, the more I fell in love with these socks.
Despite my disappointment in the yarn, a new pair of socks in such stunning colors is something to be glad about.
I am also glad that I am on track with my goal of one pair of socks/month, making this the 7th pair of socks for 2011. And they haven’t even all been for me.
How’s that for a change?