Regia solid colours, and the red is DGB Confetti, from stash.
I still have to make the second sock.
This is size Large knit on the Verdun 47, 72 needle cylinder. Wearing magnifying glasses from the dollar store. Talk about going blind.
You can't see it, I don't think, in the photo, but there is some fancy work in this sock.
Maybe you can make it out in this close up that I've distorted.
I worked a pattern, using purl stitches, of Skulls and Cross Bones, 4 sets in all, around the top of the sock. The Cross Bones are 'X'ed behind the skulls.
The motifs aren't much clearer in person. I might have been better to duplicate stitch them in red, but I was going for subtle ;o)
It's from the Opal Neumusterung Series (try outs), this one #10034.
The colours aren't too clear in the photo - the blue is actually a little more towards a turquoise and the orange is a little more tangerine. When I try to tweak one, the other gets worse....so this mediocre photo is the best I can do.
There is a gas company whose colours these are - I forget the name of it...'Super something or another' that I used to see in Northern Ontario when I was a lad.
Here's a new pair of Qiviut socks, using both the brown and black. The black is really more of a very dark brown.
These socks are my Low Pressure pattern in Medium.... no hem top; just a mock ribbed leg (3:1 on the 72 cylinder) down to 15 rows before the heel, then all needles in.
I haven't actually worn a pair of these myself. But I tell you, the feel of the yarn to work with is wonderful.
Life in the City
The large craft show I was at last week was in Guelph. Not the big smoke, to be sure, but a fair sized city by Canadian standards. For the first time in my crafting years I got stiffed. Twice. The show venue didn't have cell reception so I wasn't able to use the portable debit machine and relied instead on the old manual imprinter to process VISA cards. These then have to be manually entered by phone to receive authorization when I get home. Two of them bounced.
I've never exercised an abundance of caution. I always figured, hey, if I was selling stereos I'd be more cautious. But socks!
Lots of Snow at the farm.
Maybe time to go for a swim: