Quite a little while ago, I entered Karrie‘s Fake Rhinebeck Contest. To my great surprise and delight, I won! The yarn lazed around my kitchen and living room for a bit, waiting for me to get my act together. Let’s not mull on how long that took. Look! Pretty yarn! Thanks, Karrie.
The yarn still hasn’t told me what it wants to be. I’m tempted to do something similar to the Red Bird Knits’ Latvian Wedding Socks pattern with it. Time shall tell.
The yarn is Syncopation self-striping sock yarn in ‘Dayspa’.
|I am relatively new to stitch markers that aren’t little circles of plastic, twisters, or bits of yarn, so I was thrilled with these cute markers Karrie put in. You can’t tell in this photo, but behind the ‘knit’ and the heart both look like knitted fabric. They give me a thrill quite out of proportion to their size. Must get more stitch markers.|
|Hubby’s House Socks are coming along. He decided on a Greek Key pattern for the top. I was worried about this yarn, as he asked me to duplicate my colors from the first Hogwarts Sock Swap that I did. Thank goodness I took some notes.|
|Even with the notes, the colors aren’t quite the same; the new yarn is a bit lighter than the first go-round. I’m not sure whether that’s a function of the base yarn I used, the fact that I dyed more at a time (though I upped the dye amount to compensate), or just the dyeing fates. At any rate, John likes it, and that’s what matters.|
The hollow shell-of-a-ball of the old yarn is on the right (Fingering weight KnitPicks base) and the new yarn on the left (DK weight Louet Gems base.)