Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Science of Socks - July

The last installment of Knit Purl's 2009-10 sock club arrived this morning.  As always, the presentation was beautiful. Also as always, included was a little surprise.

The surprises have ranged from a Lantern Moon sock project bag in shocking pink shantung to a sampling of caramels and chocolates to stitch markers to tea. 

 This month, there are two surprises.  Here's one...

Shibui Staccato Sock (65% superwash merino, 30% silk, 5% nylon, Beachball colorway)

yep, yarn!  192 yards to be exact. It's for the second surprise, a pattern for a headband knit in short-row triangles.  I don't have anyone to give a headband to, so I'll use this beautiful yarn for something else.  


Koigu KPPPM (100% merino, Hot Lips colorway)  The deepest plums are showing up black - sorry about that

The colorway is called Hot Lips.  For those of us who don't live in Portland, Oregon, it's not a reference to the M*A*S*H character but to, sellers of real-fruit sodas.  I guess Koigu was thinking of raspberry soda, blackberry soda, boysenberry soda, maybe even strawberry soda.  Those sodas sound really good, especially on a steamy July day!

The pattern for this luscious yarn left me cold at first. I'm seesawing between contempt and technical interest on this one.  What do you think:  interesting challenge or juggler/clown sock that won't stay up?


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