13 June 2007

Number Nine, Number Nine

Isn't that a Beatles song? Visions of Paul McCartney keep popping into my head as I write the words.

I finished the RPM socksfrom Knitty last night, pair number nine for the plunge. Sorry the picture is so bad. The dark colors in this Fleece Artist yarn don't show up well on screen. It's the colorway Parrot: deep blues, greens, fuschias and purples, all very luscious. These are definitely winter socks, though. The yarn is really thick and squishy, especially in the spiral rib pattern. This is a very easy pattern, and looks better on the foot than off. It works well for variegated yarn with short color repeats.

I'm working on the Jaywalker socks in Jitterbug in Jay (Colinette). I thought the color name was appropriate. It's an incredible mix of turquoise, teal, purple, jade, olive and kelly green, and the Jaywalker pattern shows off the short repeats very well. The color doesn't really look like any blue jay I've ever seen, though. I'm using 76 stitches on a 2.5 mm needle. This yarn is quite thick, a lot like Socks that Rock. I'm making it slightly shorter so I don't run out. I was lucky enough to trade some other yarn that I wasn't wild about for this wonderful stuff. Turquoise has been my favorite color since the summer of love. It's hard to believe that was 40 years ago, and I missed it because we moved from San Francisco to Connecticut that June.

I don't know how you are all meeting the pair a week goal. I'm still on track but I haven't been able to work on anything else since April 1st.


1 comment:

Jenneke said...

Two of my favourite yarns!