A bit of stash enhancement

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!

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