The day the new Interweave Knits "Knitting Traditions" Fall 2011 came available, Interweave sent me a notice. They are well aware that I will spend my last penny to purchase these magazines. I spent two hours just "thumbing" through the digital edition--ya I couldn't wait for it to come in the mail, takes too long. On page 78 were these rustic, nothing fancy, but certainly functional looking socks called "Gobi Desert Socks". They looked all fluffy and warm--and you know how I feel about all things "fluffy". Made from handspun camel wool spun by nomadic herding women and their families of Mongolia. I found myself rushing off to find the Snow Leopard Trust that sells this luscious stuff and uses the proceeds to benefit snow leopard conservation and supports these people.
And look what they did!! They sent my order right out! Seriously, from magazine view to my mailbox took only 4 days and that included the weekend!! The yarn is now safely nestled all snuggly in my lap where I can pet it often. Don't know if I'll ever find something worthy to knit out of it lol. It's amazing, lovely, and all for a good cause.
I recommend it if you like rustic, handspun, soft yarn.
Ya, I feel spoiled right now :o)