June 30, 2010
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.
There was more… some have been passed on already.
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.)
June 2, 2010
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.