Thursday, 3 September 2015

Fluffy Post

I had a little splurge last week and got some more sock yarn. As several people have informed me that sock yarn doesn't count as stash I don't feel in the slightest bit guilty that I've still got lots of other skeins waiting to be knit up ;-)

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As you can probably see, both these yarns came from The Laughing Yaffle which is one of my favourite sock yarn dyers. Both yarns are in her "Starling Sock" base which is 75% merino, 20% nylon and 5% stellina. I'm not planning for either of them to become socks :-)

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This one is "Fire Opal" and is probably my favourite of the two, but only just. It's got pinks, turquoises, greens and purples. Lovely.

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The other one is called "Sky High" and is a mixture of blues, teals and purples.

Now as gorgeous as these yarns would be knitted into socks I'm fancying something else. I'm not sure quite what yet whether it's some sort of scarf/shawl/cowl or wrist warmers or even a hat. I'm looking forward to having a look on ravelry when the children are back at school and I've finished one of my other projects.

Does anyone have any favourite hat patterns for sock yarn? I tend to prefer baggier beret style ones rather than beanies but I'm open to suggestions :-)

22 comments:

  1. Great purchases. I like the idea of a hat and some wrist warmers. Have fun perusing the patterns on Rav!

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  2. That's funny I say the same thing about bargain yarn which ends up being stashed. Love the shades xx

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    1. hehehe it's amazing what yarn you can justify if you try hard enough lol

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  3. I'm glad you splurged and what a splurge!! lovely colorway and the twist looks quite springy!!!

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    1. Yeah I think it would work well for cable or lace designs

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  4. Beautiful yarn!! I will definitely have to check out that dyer because the colors are gorgeous. Now have fun pattern shopping!!

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    1. I'd definitely recommend visiting her shop, I have quite a few of her colourways in my stash now lol

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  5. I think there's one called Wurmhead? More of a loose beanie/slouch. Pretty colors.

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    1. I know the one, yes that could be rather fun :)

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  6. both skeins are so beautiful, n o wonder you couldn't resist! Love the colours.

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  7. These colourways are right up your alley.

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  8. Perfect colors, totally matching your blog colors!

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    1. well it is important to coordinate ;-)

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  9. I've never knit a hat out of sock yarn, but these would be gorgeous. I like slouchy hats, too, but I stick to dk weight for the sake of speed!

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    1. I've actually cast one of them on already, definitely a bit crazy but the colours are so pretty I think it will be worth it eventually

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  10. Wow, they are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what they become.
    Sock yarn definitely doesn't count as stash!

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  11. Whatever they turn into I am sure it will be gorgeous!! xx

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  12. Sock yarn doesn't count as stash? This makes me feel so much better!! ;)

    Gorgeous yarn, can't wait to see what it's like when knitted up.

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