Jungle SocksPosted: March 5, 2007
Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Yarn, Jungle, 2 skeins
Pattern: My generic 56 stitch top-down sock with short row heels
Needles: US # 1 / 32” Addi Turbos for Magic Loop
Thoughts: I don’t wear green very often. A quick peek in my closet reveals that I own only one solid green top. It’s just not a favorite color of mine. So it was a surprise even to me that I selected this colorway. I saw it several times in person before I succumbed to it; I think the beautifully saturated colors finally won me over. Plus I love Claudia Hand Painted Yarn. Unfortunately the two skeins I purchased ended up having slightly different tones (even though they came from the same dyelot). I loved the first sock. When I got to the second one, I found that I was pushing myself to finish it as soon as possible. At first I thought maybe I was sick of green, but then I realized that the second skein has much more of a yellowish tint to it. I think it shows up in my second photo — the sock on the right is the more yellow one. While the first sock was vibrantly green and fit the name of the colorway, the second sock just made me think of wilted grass. But no worries — I am still totally thrilled to add another pair of handknit socks to my collection.