2. I made some kind of ugly socks. I love the yarn, I love the pattern, but the pooling! Ach! The pooling! I am pretty tolerant about pooling, but these socks pooled in a pretty ugly way.
I won't be frogging them, as they are innocuous enough when worn with jeans and shoes:
Maybe an occasional flash of sock when the legs are crossed...
But, and prepare yourself here, when viewed on their own, you see what I mean. The slash of green across the foot. Ewww.
Yarn: Claudia's Handpainted Yarns, Donna's Favorite
Needles: Addi Lace US 1.5/2.5mm
Notes: These socks were uneventful and simple, and the yarn is just wonderful to knit, but this is the perfect example of a really pretty, autumnally neutral colorway gone bad. Luckily, the ugly part is pretty much confined to the foot, so they are totally wearable with shoes. Thanks, Claudia's, for pooling where it won't be noticed!
This is my first time using Claudia's yarn, and I am really pleased so far. Of course, I'll have to see how they hold up to wear and washing, but I am really looking forward to using the other skeins I have in the stash.
3. Nova, I don't know whether to kiss you or curse you, but my family sincerely thanks you! That's some damn good pie.