I just got my first shipment (from KnitPicks) of "real" yarn! I'm a new knitter, and up until now, the only yarn I have knitted with is yarn from Walmart. I don't have a local yarn shop here in my small town, and I was overwhelmed with so many different options online. Some very nice person on here pointed me to KP, and I ordered some of their sock yarn, and it just arrived today! I'm a self-taught knitter, and I went from knitting a scarf directly to teaching myself to knit in the round on circulars and DPNs on a hat, and have been addicted since to knitting funky hats. So I decided now I want to learn SOCKS! I got my yarn today, and my first sock is already on the needles. I adjusted the pattern to make a miniature one for my first one for practice, and so far it's turning out so cute! I'll post pictures of it as an FO when I'm finished. I can't wait to get it done. I don't even want to go to bed now! How am I ever going to get any work done? lol
Oh, and back to the yarn......such a HUGE difference between red heart yarn and nice, luscious, soft yarn from KP. I had NO idea!!!!! YUMMMMMMMY! It's not even that much more expensive, really!