Sunday, February 24, 2008

SockPixie's Sunday Update... Tartans, and Vegan

This week we are traveling to Scotland and Ireland. I got my inspiration from some of the most beautiful fabrics, tartans. The colors were fun to work with as they were so different from the ones I previously worked with. I would describe the colors as saturated, deep, vibrant. The colorway above is called Anderson.

Also this week I have added a great new yarn which I called Vegan. It is a cotton/lycra sock yarn, in a true fingering weight. The yarn looks wavy in the skein, it takes the colors beautifully, and has the loveliest texture when knit. I had been looking for a long time for a suitable yarn. Vegan will be wonderful for knitters with wool allergies, and of course for summer socks!

I hope you will join me on SockPixie for a little trip to Scotland and Ireland.