When the yarn makes you look better than you are

I’m making very fast work of my latest pair of socks. Like, much faster than I normally do.  I brought this pair to a few knitting circles last week, and at both, I kept receiving compliments that I’m not sure that I necessarily deserve, for the yarn truly makes me look better than I am.
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Isn’t is just gorgeous?

The yarn is Regia Viva Colour, and if you’ve read any other posts of mine, you know I love teal and other bright and bold colours.  It’s self striping (well, patterning with bold stripes), and the stripes and colours truly make the sock.

The yarn and its colours are the stars, I’m just helping them shine.

Happy Monday everyone!

*If you’re curious, the pattern is called Petty Harbour – as a HUGE Great Big Sea/Alan Doyle fan, the pattern name really appealed to me; the fact that it’s a beautiful texture is an added bonus!

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Because yarn makes me smile – something I will need today

If you’re a frequent reader of my little blog (thank you if you are), you might have noticed I add my new posts on Mondays.  I’m a creature of habit.  I will often pre-write my posts on the weekend, when I have a little more time or if I know I won’t have time on the Monday to get something written.  I will not have time this Monday.  This Monday is going to be a very hard day.  Saying goodbye to someone who left us too early is one of the hardest things to do.

On Monday, I’m going to need smiles.  Yarn makes me smile.  Pretty colours are happy things.

So here are pictures of my pretty sock yarns, some in progress of becoming something even more beautiful and others with their potential waiting to be realized.

Maybe you need a smile today too.

I am so in love with my Turtlepurl Striped Turtle Toes yarn.  First time with an afterthought heel... we'll see...
I am so in love with my Turtlepurl Striped Turtle Toes yarn. First time with an afterthought heel… we’ll see…
Wisdom Yarns Naked Sock - Oceanic colourway. I'm making Gratitude socks, pattern from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff11/PATTgratitude.php)
Wisdom Yarns Naked Sock – Oceanic colourway. I’m making Gratitude socks, pattern from Knitty (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff11/PATTgratitude.php)
Detail of the Gratitude Sock pattern
Detail of the Gratitude Sock pattern
Regia Viva Color - Beach colourway
Regia Viva Color – Beach colourway
Berroco Comfort Sock - Beach House colourway
Berroco Comfort Sock – Beach House colourway
Regis Arne and Carlos line - Star Night colourway
Regis Arne and Carlos line – Star Night colourway