I have finally finished a new project! All of that travel time earlier this week certainly added up to a lot of knitting and ultimately, a beautiful new pair of socks!
The pattern is Tadpole by Jenna Swanson. It was such a fun and quick pattern to knit. I don't usually knit top-down socks because they frustrate me, but these pretty much flew by once I got to working on them. The stitch pattern chart is only 10 rounds long and look so pretty (although not exactly like tadpoles).
The yarn is so beautiful and vibrant. In fact, it is so vibrant that half the time I have tried to photograph it, it overwhelms my camera's sensors. The red is particularly explosive as you can see above. The yarn is Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic Degrade, a fingering weight 75% wool and 25% nylon.
My only huge complaints with the yarn is that it is a little too thin (not quite fingering) and single ply, making the resulting fabric a little thin. It is also a little too scratchy for my tastes, at least for my feet. Lastly, it was not designed to produce matching socks (not that I mind).
Aren't we so lucky to have access to such an amazing range of colors of yarn to choose from?
Speaking of color, the newest episode of Radiolab is about the science of color and it is one of their best episodes yet. Did you know that butterflies see more colors than we do? In fact, they see colors we cannot even imagine. I won't ruin the surprise of which organism can see the most.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!