old socks, new yarn

tuscany socks

I finished the Tuscany (Lorna’s Laces) socks a loooong time ago but never blogged them! They’re just basic socks, 68 sts on 2mm needles, 3×1 ribbing and normal heel flap. I made them for the boyfriend’s brother, who wore them to an important interview…and got the job!

In new yarn news, the Rowan Pure Wool DK that I got awhile back for the short-row fair isle in Loop-d-loop:

rowan pure wool DK

The main colours are the light pink and dark pink/red. I was a bit disappointed with the light pink colour at first but I think it’ll all work out. Some swatching is in order, of course, and I can always just supplement with other colours if needed.

I’ll be having a BIG handspun destashing sale tomorrow. Stay tuned!



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7 responses to “old socks, new yarn”

  1. pamela wynne Avatar

    the socks look fantastic — why won’t my varigated yarns ever behave so well?

    and I haven’t seen that loop-d-loop pattern knitted up yet, so I can’t wait to see how yours turns out!

  2. Jillian Avatar

    The green looks really good in this picture. I had a hard time picking which colours to purchase because they all looked so blah on my monitor.

  3. lisa Avatar

    holy cow I am SO jealous of all that wool you ahve there.

  4. Jess Avatar

    That Onion Marmalade WAS good! It makes me want to learn to make Jam better!

  5. Juliana Avatar

    I really love the colors, on the socks as well as on the yarn. I am very curious to see how that project will work out for you! You have a very nice blog by the way…

  6. Seanna Lea Avatar

    I love the short row fairisle (I haven’t done any fair isle yet, but will probably end up doing the bias one from Loop-d-Loop). Great colors and I don’t even like pink!

  7. Michelle Avatar

    Looking forward to watching you tackle the short row fair isle – That’s on my list! Someday…

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