The dyed yarns and Noro sock yuck:(
Firstly a group picture, just because
This is a mix of tan brown and chestnut brown and is for the October solid sock KAL. The yarn was a gift from Laal Bear:)
This is for the November solid sock KAL and is a mix of buttercup yellow and acid yellow. Yarn is BFL/tencel from Andy. So silky and I haven't knit with tencel before.
This yarn was gifted by Cae and is for the December solid socks. The colour is a mix of scarlet red and intense red.
This is from Andy also and is BFL. This isn't for any theme but just because:) I love variegated and these colours were just waiting for me to chose them. A mix of turquoise, vivid violet and cerulean blue. Isn't it lovely and strong? I'm calling this deep waters.
I really loved creating my own colour choices and I'll be interested to see how these knit up over the next 3 months.
Then we have a complaint.
This is Noro sock yarn, gifted for my hospice socks. I knit up to the heel start and all the way I could see brighter colours . As you can see I haven't yet started on them, not that that is a problem. It is part of the excitement of using Noro yarns. My complaint is that in that short distance to the start of the heel, the yarn has snapped or been broken 3 times. Yes 3 times I've had to spit join. It also goes from one thickness to another which normally wouldn't be a problem, but when the 2nd thickness is actually like sewing cotton that isn't good for knitting.
I'm glad I tried it as I do love Noros colours, but I won't be knitting with it again.
Oh and another thing is that it doesn't run smooth across the needles, you almost have to push and pull it which makes it hard on the hands for knitting. And it is incredibly coarse and rough to the touch. Now I know many folks have said that improves when you wash it. That's fine but I for one don't want to have to skein the yarn, wash it, reskein it all before I knit. Would you?
I do appreciate being given the opportunity to try it, I don't mean to sound ungrateful. I'm just giving my honest opinion.
Full moon today and Autumn Equinox is almost upon us. A time of harvest but also a time to let go and make space in your life for something else to come in. That can be on all levels, not just by spiritually letting go. It can also be clearing things in the home, an autumn cleaning to allow space for creativity and new happenings.
I've been sending some stuff out as Raks and I'm clearing old books I know I won't want to read again.