My beloved brought two skeins of sock yarn home from a trip to Ireland and Turkey some time back. What sumptuous colours! This is Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn (85% superwash merino, 15% nylon) in ‘Pod’. It feels glorious, but the dye work is especially lovely. Happily, I still have the second skein to convert into socks… or perhaps gloves. I’ve decided to reward such excellent choice in sock yarn by giving these back to my partner.
Here they are in the dyers’ camomile patch, which has started to look leafier since the weather began to turn toward spring. I love the way that a beautiful yarn can render even a plain ribbed sock lovely. At present my sock knitting is being done in meetings, on public transport and in the car, so this is the height of sock knitting complexity I’m scaling at present. These have been a delight for my fingers even when knitting without looking in lengthy meetings, just what I love about socks.