Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Mail Call!

A nice surprise made it's way to my doorstep all the way from Norway. It's my Hot Socks Swap!

I would like to try the Banana Blossom Lace socks by Maia with this yarn. It's hard to see, but there are spots of bright color scattered through this yarn like confetti. Very fun! My pal even sent a bonus ball of yarn and a very rich and delicious chocolate. Thank you very much.

I also received this in the mail:

It is Socks that Rock, lightweight, color Lagoon.

After I finished knitting my Titania Butterfly socks, I was discussing them with my husband and got him to try them on. He was very impressed with the yarn's softness and comfort. I have yet to knit him socks out of yarn of this quality, preferring to save it for myself. Well, it's time to fix this. We went online and he picked this color himself. Given the roll call I showed you yesterday, he's going to have to wait a bit.

I really like the way the yarn echoes the colors in the grey rock and the green moss. It's too bad I have to use a flash, but I'm afraid it will likely be this way for a little while. Were in the dark days here in Canada and I don't get home before the daylight is gone. I just can't limit my picture taking to the weekends. If anyone has helpful suggestions for lighting my yarn in the dark of winter, I'd be grateful.


  1. I like that "earthy" colorway. What's it called?

    You know, my digital camera can take surprisingly decent pictures without a flash, with just incandescent light. I've taken quite a few just sitting at my desk, using lamplight. You'd think the color representation would be off, but it's surprisingly accurate. One of those blue-ish "true color" lightbulbs helps. Experiment! After all, if the pics don't turn out, just delete them!

  2. Oooh! Nice yarn. I love the STR and the green-aqua ones.

  3. mary jane9:17 am

    I suggest that you take your wool to work and then the park at lunch.

  4. Your husband has great taste in colors.

    I was going to suggest the same as Mary. The best of my indoor pics are usually at my desk where I have a bulb that glows more blue than the warm yellow of most indoor bulbs.

  5. What a coincidence. A couple of nights ago I was looking at Lagoon on the company website as a possibility for my exchange pal. Your picture of the full skein shows the colours much better than their little square. And I still like it a lot. Lucky husband! I have offered to knit socks for my husband several times, and he has so far turned me down. I think if he ever did try "good" wool socks, I would never get time to knit anything else.

  6. Mmm, I'm with Christy on thinking you've got a good husband there! DH recoils in shock when I suggest knitting him some socks. Of course he's only seen the bright blue and the lurid orange...
    However, he suggests you 'bounce the flash off the ceiling', whatever that means, to get a good result when photographing your socks.
    Celtic Memory Yarns

  7. I have a most excellent husband who really enjoys my hand knits. Plus, he is a nice medium size. :-)

    Thanks for the advice all. I've found that taking pictures near the florescent lights seems not too bad. I think I'll google it. I'm sure there's a tutorial out there. I'll let you know if I find anything good.