Wednesday, April 25, 2012

V – Junkie

I am onto the third pair of socks from Alice Yu’s book Socktopus.  
This pair is called V – Junkies.  
A very easy knit with a nice slipstitch design feature. 
I am almost finished with the first sock and find that this is knitting up very fast.  
These are made out of Cascade Heritage Hand Painted Sock Yarn.  
It’s a merino and nylon blend that is machine washable.  
I thought the colors were grayer when I picked the yarn, 
purchased the yarn and again when I picked it out of my stash for this design.  
But this weekend I had a very pleasant surprise.  
I took the yarn outside to knit and all these colors appeared!  Like magic!
The grays have a drab olive tone; there are browns, blue and lavender that I never noticed before.  
All in all this was a very pleasant surprise. 

Note to self – always check colors in natural light whenever possible

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