So I went to Herrschners on Sunday, because we were out for a drive and Hey! Herrschners is ALWAYS a good destination. And it just happened to be--their yarn sale. Now, I'm not a big "stash building" kind of gal. I always need to have a general idea what I am doing with the yarn before I just buy it because it's a good deal--because I could have bought a metric F-ton of yarn had I wanted to, even on a limited budget. But I didn't.
I did buy sock yarn for $2. Enough to make a whole pair of socks. I had bought it for my swap-bot partner, but then I read she hates browns and oranges, so it is my fall pair of socks yarn now:
So I get it home. And I have to watch 3 YouTube videos to figure out how to knit with it. The best video is this one. But here is what you are looking at:
When you undo the wrapper, it looks like fat shoe laces:
So you actually only cast on 6 stitches. By cast on, I mean you put the needle through 6 holes in the top of the mesh. The rest of the mesh hangs. Then you knit by put the second from the needle "hole through the yarn and knitting that. It makes little lacy potato chips: