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  • knitting1105 10:27 am on June 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Lorna's Laces,   

    Socks again 

    At Yarn Con recently I purchased this yarn from Lorna’s Laces:

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    Lorna’s Laces has traditionally been a solid go-to yarn.  It is soft and squishy, and wears well.  In past years, I have purchased yarns that were seconds at their loft studio.  The colors in this yarn really spoke to me.  When I knit it up, the colors pooled, but did not muddy out.

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    I do wish that the repeats were a bit shorter to have the colors more like ended up on the heel portion.

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    In spite of the pooling, the socks came out really well and were so soft and wonderful to the touch.  These were gifted to my DIL for her birthday.  She loved the yarn when I brought it home from YarnCon.  Hopefully she likes the socks equally well.

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    And, she had asked for some fingerless mitts, so these were knit with some variegated Koigu, and remnant sock yarn.

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    • salpal1 2:35 pm on June 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Very nice!

      great idea to use up bits of sock yarn as mitts. 🙂

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  • knitting1105 3:46 pm on October 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Lorna's Laces, Rainbow colors, , Variegated Yarn   

    Coming up for Air 

    This has been a rough 6 weeks.  2 weddings at our house, house guests during that time, school started with huge new responsibilities for me, and 2 other weddings to attend.   I have been exhausted.  Knitting, and blogging have taken a real back seat.

    The easiest thing to knit during these times is socks, as the pattern is ingrained in my head, and they are easy to pick up at any time, and very portable (for those out-of-town weddings).  These socks are knit with some rainbow yarn that I purchased a couple of years ago at Lorna’s Laces mill ends sale.  I really love the colors.

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    As is often the case with variegated yarns, I like the skein better than the knitted project.  The larger blocks of color appeal to me, and they tend not to get as muddied out.  That said, this skein knit up better than most, in my opinion.  There was some pooling of 2 colors on the rounds that tended to swirl around the leg of the sock.

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    When I got to the heel and the toe, that swirling ceased.  It is this part of the sock that I like the best.  The colors really jump out, and it feels much more like the skein looked.

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    And, in all it’s entirety…  Waiting to decide where the new home will be.

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    • Handmade by C. Anne 5:47 pm on October 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Pretty colors in the yarn. Nice socks!

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    • Diane Hamilton 9:44 pm on October 2, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      So interesting on how socks turn out from what the skein looks like. Enjoyed both of your weddings and spending time with you. Hope things slow down soon.

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    • salpal1 9:47 am on October 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I have the same trouble with that kind of yarn – it never looks like I think it will(or wish it would) but I keep trying because the skeins are just so lovely! However, I think that your socks look great, because those colors look good no matter how they play out.

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