Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I've Sock-cumbed Once Again

Yes, the Call of the Yarn has hypnotized me. Photos to come. Last night, at InsanKnitty, I sockcumbed to the call of the yarn and two skeins of Araucania Ranco Multy Sock Yarn wound up following me home.

I'd never heard of this yarn before, but the colors—OH THE COLORS—there was no resisting them. These swatches do not do justice to the tantalizing beauty of this hand-painted masterpiece.

My eyes first fell upon Color #310—which in the swatch appears to be dark blues. It's not. My hank is lilac, lavender, wine, teal, red, orange, fuchsia—a veritable rainbow of purply pinky blues. It reminds me of a Monet painting palette. Each strand is different. I cannot wait to see how it swatches.

I would have been satisfied with just 310, but due to a chocolate craving, #306 also found its way to the cash register. Here, the swatch corresponds more closely to reality, but IRL, this hank is the deepest, warmest, chocolateyest autumny goodness with hints of olive and yellow ochre blended in.

Here I was, all set to knit solid socks next. Then along comes Araucania Ranco Multy, and all my plans were tossed out the window. But what pattern? This is definitely size 0 Addi territory... perhaps a relatively plain toe-up to show off the multisplendiferous color variants? Would it lose the definition of a carefully-placed cable?

To be continued...

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At 6:30 PM, October 04, 2007, Blogger Sheepish Annie said...

::sniff:: I'm off socks until after the holidays. I promised myself I would knit things that might possibly grow up someday to be gifts. But, once the New Year rolls around, watch out!!! I'll be all socks all the time, baby!


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