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So these are the patterns that I’ve gathered together for my sock urge. I really want to attempt color work AND, because I’m insane, I want to learn how to knit two socks at once on circulars. 

I got the inspiration from a hibernating project that never really inspired me. It’s this dark rainbow striping yarn that I want to pair up with black for a stained glass look. The soon to be frogged yarn is in DK so I’m planning on doubling up the black sock yarn I have. However, when I was looking thru my stash I found two other possibilities. My rainbow handspun, that I was originally saving for a weaving project (when I get a loom someday) and another dark rainbow striping sock weight. The second has more brown undertones so I don’t think I’ll use it with the black. I’d like to know your thoughts on which striping yarn ya’ll would use.

Anyhoo. Patterns.

1. Garden Gate Socks

2. Garland Socks

3. Volteado 

4. La Mancha’s Giants

5. Keisarin Morsian

6. Fireweeds 

All are free! I’m personally leaning towards 3 and 5. What about ya’ll? 

Reminder that if you are talking to a fellow yarn worker (knit, crochet, etc) and start saying anything judgemental about their choice of yarn type (acrylic, acrylic blend, anything that’s NOT merino wool or silk blend) then you are a big, giant, mean oaf. “Good” yarn is ***expensive***.
It should not be required that a casual hobby break the bank. A relaxing activity should not cost you an arm and a leg.
A free gift should not be judged for material type.

So be nice.

Oh boy.  This is perfection in my mind.  I love EVERYTHING about this.  If you’ve been following me for awhile, and have seen some of my handspun, this is what I love to create.  The colours are so inspirational!

Soda Fountain Scarf

by Sosae Caetano - This pattern is available for free on Ravelry.  And yes, it was knitted with handspun.