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Hand Painted Sunset Socks

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I'm calling these my Sunset Socks even though I realize they don't look particularly sunset-y. The reason is the yarn. I hand-painted it with Kool Aid and my inspiration was the colors in a sunset. The end result in sock form isn't particularly sunset-esque though. I am planning to try again but with longer color stretches and hopefully Sunset v. 2.0 will work out a bit better! You can see a bit of the color progression the way I was envisioning it in the bind-off on the bottom picture.

At any rate. It's KP Bare superwash which is lovely stuff. This is the third pair I've knit with it and I really like it. Very soft stuff!

This is what seems to be becoming my standard toe-up recipe. Magic Cast-on, Widdershins heel, 2x2 rib for a bit at the top, double crochet bind-off. It works for me!

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The Stats...
Needles: 0's (2mm)
Yarn: KP Bare, hand painted by me
Pattern: generic toe-up, Widdershins heel, 2x2 rib at top, double crochet bind-off
Sizing: 14/needle up to 32/needle, 3" until heel start
SPI: 8
Started: 6-15-2007
Finished: 6-27-2007

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Comments (3)

Nice socks! You did a great job on the colorway!

Sunidesus:

Thanx!

I like the combination, I'm totally going to try it again with longer color stretches. Hmmm.... I think I need to visit KP for some more Bare...

They do too look like a sunset! LIke the most beautiful sunset ever! I can't believe those colors came from Kool Aid! Very pretty!

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