Thursday, February 02, 2012


No knitting to report on—This winter is going to be a record breaker—for hardly being a winter at all.

Yesterday it was breezy, but so warm (60°/16°)it was more like late April than the beginning of February! I was out and about, doing nothing special—and not knitting. No knitting when I got home either. My socks, untouched, my sweater vest collection dust.

That will change today—I've decided on a plan for the sleeves—and I'll get it finished today.

Meanwhile—in reference to the title—Look at this!
Isn't it just as lovely? I have no idea of what I will wear with the socks I eventually make from this yarn, but OH, they will be lovely! My weird colors—work! A base of light apricot, the spot of deep reddish purple, rosy crimson, sunny yellow orange—I love how nature mashes together the most wonderful colors!

I am a firm believer in there is nothing new—we just re-create that which already exists—over and over again. For sure, this is not a creative color way, it is an imitative one—But that doesn't make it any less beautiful. I'll ball it up an then divide it, and re-ball it, latter today. I don't have any empty sock kit bag for it go in—January's socks are still not done—but I think this yarn will be for summer socks (not socks to wear in the summer, but socks to knit in the summer)--I'll enjoy sweet juicy nectarines, as I knit my nectarines color way socks.   


Robyn said...

It is a great color! Or several colors. Sweet and juicy!

zippiknits.....sometimes said...

You're right about those colors, just like a fully ripe nectarine. Gorgeous! The socks will be beautiful.

I'm not knitting either. I think a lot about it, but have no time! Life got too busy but things will settle down a few weeks from now.

florapie said...

Helen, did you dye it? It's gorgeous!

gayle said...

Seeing is believing! Just listing the colors sounds odd, but seeing them in the skein is amazing. Just beautiful!
Now you'll have to make a new outfit to go with your socks. 8)