Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Socks

Two new pairs of socks; one pair was knit with Opal 2008 Cotton and the socks are finished. This is the first Opal yarn in which I was somewhat disappointed. The blue and gray colorway is nice, but then at the end of the blue/gray colorway, there appears out of nowhere enough white yarn to knit one row. It is jarring to me and, in my opinion, looks like a mistake in dyeing. The pattern is by Alison Clayton from the Six Sox Knitalong group and is called Amble.

So far, only one sock is done of the second pair, knit with Opal Hundertwasser. I'm in love. Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist whose "original and unruly artistic vision expressed itself in pictorial art, environmentalism, philosophy, and the design of facades, postage stamps," such as the Hundertwasser House in Vienna. Opal has taken the colors he used in his paintings and architecture and has translated them into sock yarn. Here is a picture of the yarn, with a partially finished socks and then the Hundertwasser House in Vienna. The pattern is "Simplicity" from the Eclectic Sole.

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