I've been working on this pair of socks for about a week or so. I had hoped they would be a candidate for Judy L's Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge, but early on I could tell they were going to spiral, not pool. Nevertheless, I love the colors soft blue, turquoise, olive, gold, tangerine. It makes me think of a lovely sunset over the ocean. Ok -- maybe that's the yarn fumes talking - LOL!
This is another Opal yarn called Handgefarbt Lasst Blumen sprechen. Which I think translates to Hand dyed, Let the Flowers Talk. I found it on ebay and I'm going to search for other colorways as I do love Opal yarn.
And now for the surprise... this pair of socks was chosen the winner of Judy L's Pooling Sock Yarn Challenge.
Oh my goodness I was so surprised! The elves at The Loopy Ewe picked them and Judy generously gifted me with a $25 gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe.
EDITED because I don't pay attention -- The gift certificate is for $50 -- insert squeal here - now I must go and drool over the yarn at The Loopy Ewe!
I am going to have lots of fun picking out some more wonderful yarn. This is the company that sends your purchase with a message on the outside of the package, "A Box of Fun", and it is!
These are just plain stockinette socks - 62 stitches on 2.75mm needles - my go to sock pattern. I did nothing to manipulate the yarn or the pooling - it just happened -and that is what I love about pooling sock yarn, you just never know what you are going to get.
So I'm starting the weekend on a high note here. I'm going to watch baseball and sit and stitch and knit and relax. Just the way I want to spend my time!
Hope you have a great weekend too!