Friday, September 29, 2006

Fiber Friday

I've been on a sock yarn binge lately. So I've decided to share a couple of my new skeins. This first skein in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Potluck. The color is Red Hot and Green. I love the combination of red and lime green. There aren't too many things that I would wear with that color combination - but I figured a pair of socks would be great. I've not used this yarn before, but it seems nice and soft. I'm looking forward to knitting it. Add another project to the list!

I haven't picked a pattern yet. When I ordered the yarn (it was part of a larger order from Little Knits) I got a couple free patterns. They appear to be simple and would probably work well with this variegated yarn.

Red seems to be a very hard color for me to photograph and get a close representation of the real color. It didn't help that I didn't start taking pictures until last night after work. The natural light was declining and I only had a limited amount of time to get a good picture. I'll have to start earlier to get the shots for next week.

The second skein I shot was my new Rocking' Sock Club installment called Titania. This is my fourth shipment and so far it is my favorite. I love the darker rich colors for fall. I was able to get almost all the colors in the skein in this picture. There is a little more purple between the blues than actually shows up here. You can see a little of it peaking through at the edge of the lighter periwinkle/blue color

I was able to get almost all the colors in the skein in this picture. There is a little more purple between the blues than actually shows up here. This skein came with two great patterns - so it will be hard to choose which to do first. The first pattern is called Titania's Revenge by Cookie A. Check out the pictures on her blog. I love this pattern, but it looks a little more intricate than anything I've done before. The leg of the pattern features a lace pattern and the foot has a faux cable. I'll definitely be giving this one a try. The other pattern is called Central Air by Tanya Bachman. It's a great pattern with lace ribbing. I know I have some yarn in my stash that will be great with the pattern. Check back next Friday for more fiber goodness!

11 comments:

Jen said...

Evening light is more golden because the sun is going horizontally through all the dust and dirt we humans stirred up all day long. I would try morning for yarn pictures, although morning light can be kind of blue.

The yarn is gorgeous. Love it!

Trillian42 said...

Isn't Titania a wonderful colorway? It may be my favorite so far.

The CTH reminds me a little of the Fairgrounds one we got as the second shipment, only brighter. I used that for Pomatomus socks - your CTH might work well with that pattern.

Great shots, by the way. Nice detail!

turtlegirl76 said...

Oh wow. Beautiful pics. Now THAT is some yarn pr0n!

The CTH Supersock is a dream to knit with. I'm making Anastasia right now with it, and it works perfectly with the color changes of the yarn. You might consider that pattern (from Mintyfresh - the links on my blog in the progress bar for it.)

Dave said...

Beautiful yarn - thanks for sharing. I'm sure you'll enjoy knitting with them both.

Zonda said...

Yummy!!! Those CTH colors are gorgeous!! STR, yeah, I think this is a great one too! Your pics are way better than mine with it though. :) Nice job!

KnitMongrel said...

Ok, that is SO lickable. And I love the Titania pattern - thanks for revealing it! It's now on my list... :) Happy YPF!

Avrienne said...

I'm coming to your house to steal this yarn! (Ha! I wish.)

Magatha said...

What a great job photographing all those colors! So stunning!

Cheesy Knit Wit said...

CTH all the way. That will knit up into some very pretty socks!

Anna said...

oh me, oh my! Those are some GORGEOUS sock yarns. I LOVE your photos!

cpurl17 said...

Lovely YP shots! I haven't tried CTH yarn yet but I hear wonderful things about it.

I'm so insanely jealous of you rockin' sock clubbers because the yarns are so purty!