It's all socks, all the time around here, as I continue to struggle with finding an appropriate yarn for my giftee.
Sometime during the middle of the week, I received the Lorna's Laces in Cranberry, and unfortunately, it wasn't what I was hoping for. Don't get me wrong, the yarn is gorgeous and looks like it'd be a dream to knit, but it's just too damn dark for my bright-colour loving pal. So I get to keep it. Isn't it lush?
Of course, red is notoriously difficult to photograph, so I scootched it around in photoshop a little. It's a bit browny for me, but if I hate it after I've knitted it... well, that's what overdying is for. :D
I've now ordered Colinette Jitterbug in Fire for the sockpal. This may be my only chance to ever use Jitterbug for socks, as it has got notoriously low meterage. Unlike me, however, sockpal has small feet, so it should work. :)
With the varigated, the pattern is probably going to be something ribby, like Retro Rib. Maybe Monkey, if I decide to jump on that particular bandwagon.
Finally, here's my second Regia Bamboo sock. I love this yarn so much! It's cheerful and splotchy.
(I had to blast this photo with the curves tool to get the colours even remotely close to their cheerful state. Silly rainy day!)
Um, letsee, 2x2 rib with a Japanese short-row heel. I still have yet to bind off the first sock. Whoops.
Also? I got this in the mail today from a friend. For the win!
However? I think it's a secret ploy to get me to wear more pink. Hm? *shifty eyes*