In September a lovely friend sent me a belated birthday present, a Frankensocks kit from Knitterly Things.
Knitterly Things is known for dying self-striping sock yarn. That is, she dyes the yarn such that when you knit it up you get delightful stripes in your socks without having to change yarns and having all the extra ends. This kit was bits and bobs of leftovers of her colorways so that you could create spooky mismatched socks (a la Frankenstein).
I’ve been squeezing these socks in between work projects for a few weeks now and I think I’m going to finish in time to wear these beauties on Halloween, but I thought they’d make for an EPIC yarn and ink post.
Without further ado, a few of the hues I see:
- Ban Mi Light Green
- Colorverse #69 – Opportunity
- Faber Castell Cobalt Blue
- PenBBS #182 April Diamond
- Lamy Bronze
- Birmingham Pen Company Golden Gazette
- Robert Oster Torquay
- Ban Mi Black
- Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin
- Robert Oster DarkStar Blue
- KWZ Raspberry
- J. Herbin Vert Reseda
- Mont Blanc Lucky Orange
- Sailor Bungubox Melancholic Gray
- Colorverse Purple Cosmo
- J. Herbin Violet Pensees
- PenBBS Haitian Sea
- Monteverde Emotions Kindness
- Papier Plume Yellow
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I’m very impressed by the yarn from Knitterly Things. Self-making stripes! How cool. I love striped socks. Makes me wish I knew how to knit.
Beautiful! I’d love to see both socks together. (And now I’m feeling inspired to finish the socks that have been on my needles way too long.)
Those are some damn fine socks.