i am playing with a sample of "maizy" which is a new yarn from crystal palace yarns. it is made from CORN fiber and elastic nylon. can you believe it?! CORN! it's not as soft as the panda cotton but seems to be better than the older cotton yarns. it will be a wonderful substitute for people who cannot tolerate any wool at all and would probably make some wonderful summer socks. there looks to be some "guy" colors too.
i have put aside my "lilac" socks because i am working on a secret project which needs to be completed and pattern written up by the end of the month.
so, since i can't show you any socks, howsabout a photo of my lovely orchid?! i bought the plant at my children's elementary school's flea market i can't say how many years ago. the plant is still alive! and blooming. it must be a sturdy species!