Thursday, 14 April 2011

A Recipe For Win

What do you get when you add tomatoes, celery, a liberal splash of vodka and some yarn dyed specially for the project, all together?  

You get GORGEOUSNESS INCARNATE!  But of course!

bloody mary sock by yours truly
holidays yarns 'jennifer's flocksock sock yarn' in bloody mary mix
The marvellous Jennifer of Holiday Yarns, (or gwyniver of Ravelry fame, to give her her superhero appellation) has an eye for colour that's pretty special, and I was delighted (and kind of awestruck) to be approached to design a sock for her yarn, to make into a kit. Or, should I say, be given free reign to create something for her, after which she would dye the yarn. And boy, she made something gorgeous.

I, as usual, was a tad unspecific as to colouring - I said reds, but not oranges (not a fan), and a little Worcestershire sauce-brown. And it's there. All there - tomato reds and a splash of Lea and Perrins! The perfect Bloody Mary Mix colouration in yarn form!

As with all of Gwynivar's yarn, the stitches just pop!  The cuff is crisp:

The tomato slices and celery stalks leap off the background:

The heel-flap keeps that lovely definition:

And the toe?  Almost good enough to eat!

The Bloody Mary sock is a cuff-down, heel-flapped sock with a choice of two toe patterns giving a flowing pattern from top to bottom in any length.  Both pattern and yarn are available together in kit form only for six months and you can order one from Holiday Yarns if you click HERE. (The pattern and yarn will be available for purchase separately from October 2011 onwards, when I'll add links etc to this page.)

You can find the Ravelry pattern page here, with further links to the kit.

Seriously - I am really chuffed with all of this! :)


Library Secretary Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 23:12:00 BST  

Looks fabulous! :)

Spinster Beth Thursday, 14 April 2011 at 23:35:00 BST  

Very awesome! That toe is perfect ... toe closures are my torment.

Cassandra Friday, 15 April 2011 at 09:41:00 BST  

GORGEOUS! You brilliant girl!

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