So -- once again, I am going to give away some yarn. I still have quite a bit of the Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine that was generously donated to us by a local yarn shop (the one where I now work a couple days a week, in fact). This yarn is 50% wool, 30% nylon, and 20% alpaca, so it is definitely tough enough for socks, and very warm. Each 100-g skein measures 400 meters (433 yards). My friend Beth held 3 strands together and made some very nice mittens. You could also use a single strand as a carry-along with worsted or DK. And crocheters? This would make wonderful mittens - so soft and flexible and warm.
Send your name and post office address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will pick names on Sunday so that packages can go out Monday morning. Each package will include enough yarn for a couple of pairs of socks or mittens, or, of course, a pair of each. (If you sent me an email last time and were not picked, I will include you in this drawing.) PLEASE remember to include your mailing address; even I cannot email yarn!