Yummy yarn

And now, the yarn report. The sun came out long enough for me to snap some pictures of my new semi-solid sock yarn. This is the Araucana Ranco Solid in Stunning Teal Medley, and Lilacs and Wisteria. (Yes, I know it looks kind of grey. It does in person, too. Hopefully as I knit its lilac personality will develop.)

I was busy trying to get another picture, by moving my lace curtain away from the window to capture the northern light. Another photography lesson was learned: never turn your back on the fiber!

How about a “beauty shot”, Meowmy? Once Casper decides to get involved, you may as well take his picture and call it a day.

The second yarn from the left is called Midnight and Sterling. Next to it is Cinnamon Bark and Spicy Amber.

Interestingly, I had already placed my order for these 4 colors (on sale!) when the Solid Sock Ravelry group announced an orange September KAL. This yarn makes me think of the Bittersweet berries that grew on the farm in Iowa. My grandmother would pick a nice bunch each fall, and tie it and hang it to dry. It, along with Bachelor’s Buttons dried the same way, would be her winter arrangements. (No “silk” flowers for her. I doubt she ever heard of them.)

The Afrika socks are finished! Happy dance all around, gathering cat fur on the new socks! Just in time; the second clue of SOTS-III comes out this morning. Bring it on!



  1. margene said,

    August 22, 2008 at 6:45 am

    Don’t you wonder how they name some yarns or if the yarn isn’t to their specifications why they sell it. It’s a pretty gray, but wisteria? Not.
    Love Casper!

  2. KT said,

    August 22, 2008 at 7:26 am

    That Casper has good taste.
    the Afrika socks are beautiful!
    love the Teal medly – my colors…the others look interesting, too. Have your patterns all chosen already?
    What color/pattern is the 1st pair of Araucana Ranco solid you knit?
    KT in VA

  3. Knitnana said,

    August 22, 2008 at 8:01 am

    Great socks! And the yarn…yummy! Bittersweet. Okay, now I’m going to be combing the neighborhood for some, as I don’t think there’s any in my yard. But…I WANT IT!

  4. AlisonH said,

    August 22, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful socks! And it was all I could do not to buy more teal Casbah yarn last night at my LYS: I already had bought that colorway three times, I might, um, like that one? Still!

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