Friday, November 17, 2006

Sock Love

Today is my birthday. As is my usual practice, I bought a little birthday present for myself.

Fearless Fibers sock yarn! From left to right, the colorways are Brick House, Autumn Reflections, Sublime, Thoroughbred, Tapestry, and October. The autumn-y goodness just blows me away. It's so beautiful that I keep wandering over to my stash just so I can pull it out and look at it. Good brown colorways can be difficult to find, and Deb is a genius with them. I'll admit, though, that Brick House is my favorite. I, um, actually have two hanks of it.

I know I'm not the first to express this sentiment, but really, sock yarn is the crack of the knitting world. Since I started knitting, I've acquired an embarrassing quantity of sock yarn. Like this.

Lisa Souza Sock! yarn. Why yes, there are 10 skeins. What? I can stop any time I want.

(L to R: Graphite, Gendarme, Olive Tones, Mars Quake, Bronze.)

(L to R: Mahogany, Wild Things, Slate, Garnet, Petroglyph.)

Here are some socks I knitted with the Olive Tones colorway.

This particular skein had fun little shots of orange and white in it, but my new skein of Olive Tones is all greens. Vive la différence!

Moving on with the sock theme... I started on some slipper socks for my mom using Knit Picks Swish in Wisteria.

So far I really like the yarn. It's much softer than I expected it to be. My one complaint: knots. Both of the skeins I've used have had 2-3 knots each. Disappointing. Let's hope the trend does not continue.


At 11/17/06, 9:25 PM, Blogger Marly said...

Happy Birthday to you! My birthday was last Friday and I bought myself some gifts as well (haha). I need to take pictures of my new stash and blog about it this weekend. You should take a look and check it out! Thanks for the advice on the sock. I am going to give that a try.


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