spice boy

y a r n: Reynolds Superwash Baby Wool, p a t t e r n: Ellington Socks by Cookie A

Still on a hunt for poppy red

“But oh, there are many kinds of poppies…?” “Like Monet’s! “Oh, ok.” “Look, like those there!” “Hmmm…”

This sock is red-red, but the yarn is boring and a little scratchy. There is a little fuzziness going on, not enough crispness in the twisted cables. But lovely pattern. And I’m expecting delivery of rrrrrrrrred Clan and Toddy by The Yarn Yard any moment now. I want to knit Ellington in Clan or Toddy to get those nice, crisp stitches.

In the meantime I have spent a fortune on various not-quite-poppy reds… all lovely, some stunning but not… r i g h t.

reds

the red bounty

There was more… some have been passed on already.

Smoothie Sock

Artist's Palette Smoothie Sock

Oh, Juliet of Artist’s Palette Yarns very  generously sent me all three of the reds she had in stock so that I could choose. Most kind. (I chose the one on the left — but it’s still too orange for my sock.)

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going sideways

June 2, 2010

Galathea

Galathea in Posh Yarn Cecilia (1ply cobweb cashmere/silk)

I like going sideways, apparently. At the moment, I also like the mindlessness of lots of simple, predictable, plain stockinette knitting. Oh, but with a little something to keep awake — a simple, memorizable lace border knit along as I go.

So I’m making more of these. More Galatheas. And also Poppeas and Agrippinas. Just you wait.

The screaming green, silky loveliness of the yarn is a wonder — it doesn’t wrinkle no matter how scrunched in a pile, bag, or purse. A miracle, really.

Galathea

Galathea on Galathea in a Bayreuth park