Last chance to enter the “What’s in a color?” contest—the deadline is midnight tonight!

I started a new pair of socks a couple weeks ago. The colorway fits the current Project Spectrum theme, and these socks will be gifted later this year. After completing two pairs in a row for myself, it was time for some gift-socknitting.

The pattern I’m using for these socks is “Yarrow Ribbed Socks” from Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks. They were put on hiatus while I was sick and slowly knitting garter afghan squares, but I was able to pick them up again last week.


I love how the colors are pooling; it reminds me of marble, or maybe of small water waves. I’ve never been to Venice (or anywhere else in Italy, alas), but from movies I’ve seen and books I’ve read, these shades of blue seem to me a good match for the city.


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11 Responses to “Venezia”

  1. Jeanne Says:
    February 28th, 2007 at 11:12 am

    That yarn is knitting up up nice. I like it alot.

  2. Guinifer Says:
    February 28th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    What yarn is that? It really is patterning in a gorgeous way…

  3. Debra Says:
    February 28th, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    I like the Yarrow Rib pattern– in fact, I like to call it ‘rail road rib’. A few weeks ago I used the pattern for a LL sock. (2nd sock has not been started!)

  4. Chris Says:
    February 28th, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    I REALLY like how those are knitting up. Um, what yarn???

  5. trek Says:
    February 28th, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Colors look great there.

  6. Dave Says:
    February 28th, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    Well, it’s already been said, but I’ll say it again: What is that gorgeous yarn? :-)

  7. Knitting Bandit Says:
    February 28th, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    At first glance, I didn’t see Venice in the color. Of course, I’ve never been there either. (YET!) After a second or two, I totally saw it!It does! Very cool!

  8. Connie Says:
    March 1st, 2007 at 7:37 am

    Hmmm – I have that book – I will have to give that pattern a look-see.

  9. Renee Says:
    March 1st, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Perfect colorway for Project Spectrum – very nice!!

  10. Pikku-Kettu Says:
    March 2nd, 2007 at 12:44 am

    Hi! I just wanted to pop in and say Hello! since we’ll be competing in the same division in Sock Madness.

    Those colors are very Venezian. I went there two years ago and it was definitely worth the trip!

  11. Opal Says:
    March 4th, 2007 at 3:20 am

    Beautiful yarn! I’m eager to know what that is too.

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