|A sample of banded agate|
We also had some cooler weather and that was a perfect excuse to visit a "local" craft store. (Local is relative...this was a good 30 minute drive.)
I kept up my habit of picking up souvenir yarn. They had some lovely sock wool from Schoppel-Wolle that I fell for.
You can see it's not packaged in a normal hank or skein. They have dyed two strands at the same time and then wound them onto a spool. You can then unwind two balls that should match and produce "identical" socks. This is one solution to the "problem" of fraternal socks. I don't really mind fraternal socks, but this will be fun to try.
The final push was my sister Judy who loved how these samples:
looked a lot like agates. (She is just a little obsessed with finding an agate on the beaches there.)
Maybe to emphasize the sameness of the two socks, I'll knit these two at a time. I've been itching for an excuse...