Last week I stopped progress on Summer Anklets because I wanted to photograph the yarn in the skein.

The yarn: Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn, purchased in LK Yarns in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They had a basket of mini-skeins and I was hard-pressed to pick just one. I loved the colors, but it was just 1.8 oz, so I decided to knit anklets.

I knit most of sock 1 and then most of sock 2, and then alternated a few rows on each to maximize yarn usage:

Summer anklets - in progress

I had less than a yard left. Poifect.

In the process, the ball of yarn was unravelled from the inside and out. I was dazzled:

Fleece Artist yarn

Thought of log cabin squares:

Fleece Artist yarn

Marvelled at the unexpected arrangement of colors:

Fleece Artist yarn

Inspiration is wherever you find it.

 

Summer anklets

Summer Anklets
Started:
3/24/07
Finished: 4/14/07
Pattern: A mish mash: Toe up socks with figure 8 cast on (20 sts), increased to 56 sts; Priscilla Gibson-Roberts' short row heels from "Priscilla's Dream Socks" in Favorite Socks.
Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn in ... Angelfish?
Needles: #1 (2.5mm)
Notes: These socks make me happy. The yarn feels wonderful and the colors make me smile. This was my first time trying Priscilla G-R's short row heels and while it's a bit fussier to work the turns, it minimizes holes better than my previous wrap method.