|This machine converted the yarn from hanks to cones, and has a special attachment on certain sections for waxing yarn to be used directly from the cones by machine-knitters.|
|In the factory store, here is the Vincent van Gogh collection. Michelle and I both bought yarn from this group...I only wish I'd bought more of these lovely colors!|
|A view of a small part of the factory store. It was truly a sock knitter's heaven in this room! Opal sock yarns as low as 19.90 euro for a bag of six balls of Unicolor (around $26.50 American) and individual balls for as little as 3.99 euro!|
|Here are the contents of the Big Bag O Yarn sorted by color and weight on the floor at home. The pile on the right, resting on the red plastic bag, is all six-ply, or roughly DK-weight yarn, and all the rest is fingering-weight, or sock yarn.|
|These are the full balls and hanks that Michelle and I bought at the factory store. The three balls at top left are hers, and I'll use them to knit socks for the BEST friend EVER!|
The lovely Frau Zwerger gave each of us a mini-skein of Opal with our purchases. I think I'll use them to knit tiny sock ornaments for Michelle's and my Christmas trees.