Monday, April 30, 2007

Another day, another sock yarn

By the time I got to Unwind on Saturday there was only one color of this yarn left. It's not a color that I would normally buy. But I needed to have some of this Rio de la Plata sock yarn. My collection would not be complete otherwise. My friend L (of L&H fame) got some on Thursday in a colorway that I would have much preferred. So I went with what there was. It's a nice enough color, SL00, poinson green, green sheen, dusky green, according to the label. Super-wash merino and 437 yards.

So I brought it home and wound it right away. The color is more accurate in the wound yarn than in the skein. Way more. But even that isn't quite right. You know how hard it is to take pictures of something so blurry in the first place.

I couldn't wait to get some socks started. I'm trying the Feather and Fan socks from Socks, Socks, Socks but not liking it so much. I think I'll start over with something more leaf like. Meanwhile I've been working on yet another shawl. This may be the year of the shawl, or so it seems.

More about that later.


Scattered Gemini said...

I love the greens! So that sock yarn is right up my alley.

I am really digging how the colors are playing out on that shawl. Can't wait to see how it ends up.

Lovely work as always, Larry!

Anonymous said...

I loathe to inform you that I feel that you mention L (of L & H fame) much more than H (of L& H fame), when in reality, H is much, much more exciting. AND her teeth are being straightened invisibly. Surely, you owe it to the public discourse to divulge all you have learned about H's teeth, and with your large readership, the general public will benefit greatly from such knowledge.