Then, about a week ago, cruising around innocently on flickr, I spied socks made with this Opal Hundertwasser yarn. It took me just a couple of minutes to find it online and to purchase a ball for myself.
Evidently this yarn can be knit with traditional horizontal stripes or with vertical ones. Not sure how, but the photos show it can be done. Neat! Now I need to get my fingers flying on those gift socks so I can move on to one of these beauties.