Recently I entered a contest on Laura’s blog, which she was holding to celebrate the inauguration of indieknits, her etsy shop selling her beautiful hand dyed yarn. I was thrilled to discover that I had won! Here’s the gorgeous sock yarn she sent me. I tried to take a close-up to show you the lovely, subtle variegated colour of this yarn, but have discovered yet another colour that my camera does not like. Ho hum – I know what’s going to be on my Christmas list this year!
I’ve also just decided to make myself some long socks to wear under boots this winter. I really love Annie Modesit’s Silk Stockings, but that pattern only seems to be available in one of her books, and I don’t really want to spent £13 just for that one pattern.
Instead I’m going to make Sooza‘s Lacy Cable Knee High Socks, except I’ll make them long enough to cover my knees (always a good policy I find!). Socktopus has some of the new Malabrigo sock yarn, so I’ve ordered myself some in the Alauncil colourway – if you’re on Ravelry you can see all of the scrummy colours here (scroll down to post 11) – mine is the one on the top right. I’m really excited about starting this project!
Glad it arrived okay and that you like it!
Malabrigo Sock is gorgeous… I had real trouble deciding which colourway to buy. They are all lovely.
Sounds like a really good idea for winter.
the socks look beautiful…
Oh goodness – Malabrigo sock yarn – help me – must be strong!
Just fell for Kureyon sock yarn :o)
Lovely yarn – the colour is so deep but bright – fabulous!
And Malabrigo sock yarn – oh no – another yarn to lust after!!
I saw you had queued that pattern in ravelry and adored it. Great find!
Even though it’s not, as you say, altogether accurate, it still looks like a beautiful colour and showing it in that bowl is so stylish!
Beautiful yarn! I also want to make some really long socks, but I think they’ll have to wait a couple years. Can’t wait to see yours.
BTW, my camera doesn’t photograph blues well either…
Oh now I want some of those sexy long socks! Do you think they would stay up ok?