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June 21, 2005

sockapal-2-za update: choice of yarn

i'm starting this secret sock exchange by thinking about what kind of yarns i'm going to spoil my sock pal with. tough part of the knitting process, in my mind. my sock pal has a pretty detailed description of what kind of yarns she likes, with color preference, too. and, just so happens that i have two skeins of paton's kroy socks yarn in deep forest green (her favorite color is green)!

so, what is the problem here? well, the problem is that i'm also thinking of some beautiful koigu, lorna's laces and handpainted opal. that's my problem. i have a planned trip to the LYS this thursday so i'm still holding the final verdict in the air until then.

however, i'm also aware that sometimes you can really make a beautiful pair of socks out of some seemingly ordinary looking yarns (ie, paton's kroy socks).

here's my somewhat lame update of the sockapal-2-za this week. i'll try to have a weekly update for this knitalong/secret exchange.


Hmm.. if its her favorite color, maybe make some cabled side socks?! I think plain socks are so nice sometimes too. Or, you could make a little fun sock bag for her (like the Soft Drawstring pouch I made) and put some Koigu socks inside or something like that?!Today is dragging at work, and I have NOTHING to do!

I've seen some lovely socks out of "plain" yarn - lace, cables, etc. But, I'm also a big fan of Lornas Laces and Koigu, and sadly have never used Opal, but I think colorful yarn lends itself to plain patterns and vice versa. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Greetings from Malaysia! I just discovered your blog and am loving it :-) Your projects are all so beautiful and I really enjoyed looking through your FOs. Great stuff!

I'm thinking of either Koigu or lornas for my sockapal2za socks- I think the process of knitting with variegated yarn is nice too, and you want to make sure you're going to enjoy the creative process!

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