This first sock is done with Schoppel Cat Prints Hand Dyed Collection. It comes packaged as two discs of yarn with the idea that you would be able to knit similar pooling socks.
Notice it started out with some nice pooling action but separated into stripes before I got to the heel turn and then after the heel turn it is just a mush of colors. HUH?? I got no clue why it knit like this. I used the exact same number of stitches on the leg as I did on the foot.
Next is another one of those Opal Antonia Hand Dyed yarn that I've had lots of pooling success with.
And this one is looking fine. Now when I posted this yarn on Wednesday I mentioned my son said it looked like the colors on a road construction project - the orange is the shade of the double yellow line and there are hints of that fluorescent lime green that all the outdoor workers wear these days. Some how I conjured up a mental image of a big burly guy with a scraggly beard leaning on a shovel. Sorry I don't mean to offend anyone but that is the look of the guys I see working around here. Anyway Catherine commented that she pictured "a sunset over a tropical sea, while sipping on a refreshing beverage brought to me by cabana boys!" Oh I like this image... I think I need to find my little stash of paper drink umbrellas - LOL!
So I'm not real happy with the pooling action on the first sock, but I will say I love the colors - reminds me of raspberry sorbet (hmmm... I seem to have lots of food references today). And the second sock is really in your face bright. We'll have to see which one gets its mate knit first, or if I abandon both of them for another flashy sock yarn.
Have a great weekend-