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So, Socks in September... [Sep. 23rd, 2016|10:15 pm]
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It's been a bit hectic but I did finally finish the third pair of shorty socks today.   There's a long story behind that, but it's almost bedtime, so I'll just show you what they look like  in several views taken in the kitchen with flash.

Hot off the needles, showing non-matching stripes, basic design

These are named Beach House because the light gray heather reminded me of weathered wood cottages, and the coral, golden yellow (not this mustardy in real life) and turquoise were colors I saw a lot down on the coast (and even inland) as a kid.

Here are a couple of "on the feet" pictures.  Socks have not been blocked and the loose yarn ends from all the stripes are still loose inside.   I'll start dealing with those ends tomorrow.

                 Beach-house-socks-3    Beach-house-socks-9-23-16

The gray yarn is a new yarn I'm trying out.  When the ends are woven in, I'll do the usual first wearing (24 hours to "set" the shape to my foot) and then wash them.  It's a superwash yarn, as is the turquoise, but from different manufacturers.  I prefer to handwash, so I can include stripes from yarns that need to be handwashed (and also because I haven't been really happy with either of the other superwash yarns I've tried in the machine.  One shrank on the second wash; the other was limp and stretched out.)

These aren't the "daylight" colors--but close enough to give the idea.  The turqoise is actually a bit darker, and the yellow a big more golden and less like French's mustard.  That coral pink ("Shrimp" in Cascade 220) looks distinctly different at different angles, as these two pictures show.  But at any rate they're very summery-looking.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-09-25 02:41 am (UTC)
Sand has so many colors...where I saw it, as a kid (South Texas beach; the "ocean" was the Gulf of Mexico) it was pale gold, almost white. Dry sand up on the dunes in midday *did* look white, but later on I saw coral sand that was really white. Wet sand, near the water, was sort of beige, in various shades. I have seen pictures of red sand, pink sand, gray sand, brown sand, and black sand, but the only red or pink sand I've been on was in very dry country, in the Southwest. I've never been on black sand.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-09-27 04:26 pm (UTC)
Yarn ends are woven in, socks ready for first full day of wearing. That will be tomorrow unless it gets really chilly (when I want the taller socks on.)
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[User Picture]From: gifted
2016-09-28 12:14 pm (UTC)
I love the colours, and especially the way you knit the non-matching stripes.
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