New socks, looky!
Ooh, bright, hurts the, eyes, ow!
Hehehe. I love bright socks.
This yarn was a mixed sample batch I bought from Sharingover on Etsy. As soon as I saw the mini-skeins of yarn she had I knew what I was doing with them – crazy loud socks!
I didn’t want a defined line between each of the colours though, so I alternated yarns where I was joining in the new colour, to blend it in. (Hence, Blender Socks). Here are two of the blend sequences I used, if you are interested:
K 2 rounds new colour, 1 round old colour, 1 round new colour, 2 rounds old colour, 3 rounds new colour, 1 round old colour. Contnue knitting with new colour.
Knit 1 round new colour, 1 round old colour, 2 rounds new colour, 1 round old colour. Contnue knitting with new colour.
The nice thing about these socks is you can use any sock pattern that you like, and just do the blends when yo run out of one colour, or the mood strikes. It is also a great way to use up scrap yarn. Don’t look at me like that, you do too have some.
Here’s a close up of a blended section. Can you see the blend?
Me neither, and I knit them.
Tomorrow I am going to be embarking on a different kind of fun – peppers!
Or rather, pickled peppers! I got these at the farmer’s market this morning. I am gong to try pickling them tomorrow. I have never pickled anything before, so this is experiment time for me. If it works there will be pickled hot pepper Christmas presents this year! And if not… well, we just won’t worry about that for now will we?