Dinner is on the stove and I have a few minutes so I thought I'd share what I finished last night.  This is a detail of my Embossed Leaves socks made from Serenity sock yarn base (merino/cashmere/nylon)  and dyed by Roxanne of Zen Yarn Garden.  These grey/blue/rose/burgundy socks are so wonderful.  I loved working with this yarn and I adore the colors.  I wore these socks today.  In fact, I'm wearing them now.  They are cuddling my feet with softness.

I started a new pair with December's artwalk sock yarn club for Pk.  Look at this bright red, orange and yellow.  It's Diagonal Cross Rib socks by Anne Budd from 25 Favorite Socks.  I've never made these before and I'm not sure why. It's an easy pattern and so easily memorized.  It's designed for a man so it starts with 70 stitches.    Pk chose the yarn for socks for himself and promised to wear them.  The colors of the yarn doesn't detract from the pattern.  It's a little brighter than his usual socks. 
And look at this month's offering.  This came on Saturday.  It's a self striping yarn in red, dark green and black.  It will make either dramatic socks or fingerless mitts.   It's based on a painting called  Christ and the Buddha by Paul Ranson.  I have been in this yarn club since Roxanne started it and I have never been disappointed by her yarns.  She has such a wonderful knack for finding the colors in a painting that will make beautiful yarn.

The next clue in the Evenstar kal comes out on Friday.  I'll be busy with that for a while after that working on the shawl but for now I'm enjoying all the colorful sock yarns and easy patterns. 

I wanted to embed this video but for some reason cannot seem to do it.  Take the time and check it out.  It's an amazing video of sand art.  The music is a Ukranian song written shortly after the start of WWII. (Pk works with a man who is from Russia and interpreted parts of it for him). The performance is part of a talent competition.  It's absolutely amazing and touching and beautiful.  It brought tears to my eyes.


Comments

Sheepish Annie said…
Wow. That video is amazing! I almost forgot about the socks for a second there....

Then I remembered! Lovely patterns and yarns!
Rose Red said…
Well, you know embossed leaves is my favourite sock pattern of all time! Yours are gorgeous!

I love PK's new socks - bright colours on men are great!!

And oh, that new sock yarn - if that were mine, it would be cast on already I think!!
amy said…
Those colors are amazing, in that last skein you showed there. Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff!!!
DrK said…
oh i was looking for a new man sock pattern and there it is! all beautiful socks there, and ive never made embossed leaves, i really should.
Jeanne said…
Love the new socks - what a gorgeous colorway!
Roxie said…
Oh, such pretty socks! And what a great video!

PK BETTER WEAR THOSE SOCKS!
Bells said…
gosh look at those colours. Such a nice contrast to your evenstar! PK socks are ones I might consider for Sean.

Off to check out the video now.
Alwen said…
I love that little hint of rose. And my feet agree with yours - they love it when they are cuddled in soft socks!
Amy Lane said…
Amazing pattern and yarns... I could look at colors like that forever.

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