Originally Posted by LittleLime
i am knitting a sweater for my new niece/nephew. it's organic cotton from blue sky. it's sooooo delicious.
Ooooh, that yarn is the softest I've ever used. I made a hat for a Christmas gift from it--it's not the best for a hat, as the cotton isn't as resilient as wool, but the recipient has wool allergies. The hat wasn't stretchy, but it sure was soft & lovely to look at, hold, and (I hope) wear!
On my needles now, some socks in a ribbed lace pattern in a self-striping wool & nylon blend (Reggia, I think). The pattern is from the book Knit Socks! (the book is printed in the shape of a sock), and it's provided in both infant & adult sizes. I've already done socks to match in toddler & kindergardener sizes! It's a fun pattern, and the socks fit great. From the look of it, I thought the book would be so-so, sort of mass-market mediocre, but I really have to recommend it--lots of generally useful information and tips for sock-knitters, as well as at least one good pattern! (The others look great, too.) I have it checked out of my public library, but this may be one I actually purchase.