Remember that great big yarn party I showed you pictures of? All the many sock yarns destined to keep my feet warm this winter? Well, I’ve been plugging away at them and I actually have finished a pair! (I haven’t had a chance to properly photograph them though, so you’ll have to wait for now.) Instead, I’ll show you a picture of my current pair, which I have so much love for, you can’t even imagine. Look!
Are they not just magical? I love them! They’re absolutely captivating. They’re so fun and funky that they seduce completely conservative dressers into loving them. I sat next to an older gentleman in a suit on a plane, and he told me that my socks were wonderful and fun, and he kept watching me knit during the flight! It might’ve been that the colors are so eye searing, he was unable to look away, but I prefer to think that he went home and bought himself some rainbow socks on amazon.
The yarn is Fab Funky Fibers “The Big One,” which is their 22 stripe rainbow. It’s got about 2.5 repeats of the rainbow pattern, and I’m using another ball of black sock yarn for the heels, toes, and cuffs, so I’m hoping these will be nearly knee socks! I’m increasing for my gigantic calves in hope that they’ll stay up 😛 (I really do have big calves. They don’t look freakish, but I feel like I need to join a support group for people who can’t find boots that fit.) I feel like these socks will convey luck on the wearer, and since I’m starting school this fall? I’ll take all the luck I can get.
I will warn you, this yarn is a luxury item and it’s priced like one. I wouldn’t have been able to afford it if I hadn’t been given birthday money that was earmarked for yarn. (Thanks Nana and Grandpa!) However, if you take into account the fact that each stripe of the 22 is individually dyed by hand, and how time consuming and fiddly that process is, they are entirely worth it. I’m going to be very gentle and careful with these socks once they’re finished, because they are really amazing. They are getting quite close to being done, which delights me to no end, because…
I may already be considering my next pair.
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