Yesterday I finished my socks with the Regia bamboo blend yarn. I like it very much - it gives a very soft body to the sock. I got the ridged effect by putting in three purl rows about every two inches.
I also paid a visit to a new yarn shop, Sunset Creations, in the tiny town of Palouse, Washington. She had a big basket of Opel yarn at $12 per ball! Needless to say, I got a number of balls. She also had some very nice silk sock yarn, $16 for 425 yards. I got one of those, too. Here is Mango checking out my purchases. The purple yarn is soy based.