Wednesday, April 30, 2014

One More for the Drawer!

Hi, Knitters,
I am quickly popping in today because I am so excited to have finished another pair of socks for The Drawer!

These lovelies are knit in the Opal Hundertwassers Werk 956 Seeschlange. The yarn was gifted to me by the generous Joanna Johnson of Slate Falls Press. Thank you, Joanna! I'm not sure where Joanna purchased the yarn and I don't see it readily available. I think it may be a discontinued yarn line for Opal.

Edited to Add: I found this online shop has many of the Hundertwassers colors including the Seeschlange! Click here.

If you are interested in purchasing this yarn you could always google search or search on Ebay or Etsy.

My sock blockers are from The Loopy Ewe. I have had them for many years now and even though I have some other sets, these are still my favorites.

I used my How I Make My Socks free pattern (click here).  The socks have a 6-inch cuff this time.

I used my US size 1 double-pointed needles from Signature Needle Arts.

I am in love with my new socks. The print is so whimsical and different. The red and green checkered section definitely makes me think of tulips. That was my favorite section to work to while I was knitting. 

Now I cast on another Opal sock. I already have a few inches done on the cuff and I am crazy about the twists and turns this one is taking. It's so unexpected.

This yarn is Opal Hundertwassers Werk 625 Winterbild Polyp Wintergeist.  I thought it was described somewhere as Old Man Winter. I don't know if you can see it but this yarn has GLITTER! I am really excited about the glitter and Opal combo. I don't usually knit with glitter nor am I really attracted to it but for some reason this really makes me happy.

I bought this yarn not in a usual spot, it may have been Ebay or something. You'll have to search around for this one, too, because I am not seeing it when I search. If anyone knows a good source for the Opal Hundertwasser yarns, please post in the comments.

I'll keep you posted on my sock progress, as always.

best, susie