Imagine my surprise and delight to come home and discover the colours of this month's Yarn Yard club yarn. There was nothing else for it but to try and concoct a sock which reminded me of these brazen blooms.
I can promise that these socks will be no shrinking violets, they are out, loud and proud. Just right with your perspex pole dancing shoes.... anyone?
I realised with some alarm that I had nothing on my bobbins and my wheel was looking abandoned so I consulted the fibre stash (yes, I have amassed a respectable one already) and decided on this Lisa Souza merino silk 50/50 blend which had a wonderful sheen. This time it has been blended before dying so I am splitting it into finger sized strips and spinning them end to end to get short colour repeats as I am planning a shawl or scarf which doesn't really need to stripe - so far it feels gorgeous.