I'm very excited that a new NZ wool seller is featuring in the NZ Yarn Sampler Box! Knitsch sells 100% New Zealand merino hand-dyed sock yarn, and after their launch at Craft2.0 recently, they now have their online shop ready. Check it out at www.knitschyarns.co.nz
Sock yarn is totally my thing, so you'll have to wipe my drool off your samples, sorry! There are so many fabulous colour ways, and I'm sure they will look extra good when knitted up as they are two threads spun together which gives a slightly shiny effect (4ply sock weight). Knitsch are keen for you all to try out their wool, so they've generously sent enough for all the boxes to have a sample. AND.... one sample has a Golden Ticket attached which earns the winner TWO 50g skeins of Knitsch wool! Wow!!
And one thing I really love about Knitsch yarns is that they come in 50g skeins instead of the usual 100g. That means you could buy two different colourways to make matching-but-not socks, or you could do what I did with my Olympic socks and buy one skein and stripe it with a matching solid colour.
At NZ$12 a skein, just buy a whole bunch of different colours as a gift to yourself (and your stash)!