August 2017 YarnBox Socks

I was pretty excited when  I realized the bag in the mailbox was my YarnBox shipment.   Or maybe I should say YarnBag shipment.   I ripped it open right in the car. To be honest, I wasn’t that excited once I saw it.   Last month, I really didn’t appreciate the skein I got until I started knitting it up, then I absolutely loved it.  So I hoped that would be true of this month’s yarn as well.

This month’s skein comes from Lucky 13 Fibers out of Chicago and is dyed Purple and Gray (which doesn’t show up that well in my photos).   I’ve never been a fan of the colors mixed with gray, it usually comes off looking a lot like it is worn out or some of the colors didn’t take.   Purple, on the other hand, is the best color on the planet, but I don’t really wear purples in my wardrobe.

I put it right through the sock machine last night and stitched up the toes during lunch today.   I know, my socks are pretty boring and basic, but this is what I like to wear.

It came out better than I was imagining and they are nice looking socks, but they still weren’t anything exciting.  With that said, the purple is on the darker side and the gray does tone it down a bit putting it more on the masculine side, so I can appreciate that.  Most commercial sock yarns are very bright so it’s nice to get a yarn like this now and then.

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