Sunday, 7 September 2014

GOT TO HAVE A LITTLE SPLASH OF COLOUR IN YOUR LIFE!



After the muted subtle tones of the Gabriolas featured in my last post,  I've moved on to something a little more zingy. Love, love, love these bright happy colours. They make my heart sing!


The pattern is Roxy Socks, again by Kim Swingle. I think this was her first pattern and is a super easy knit. We are in Manchester for the weekend, visiting our grandkids and this colour splash has made a perfect travelling companion. 


The blue-faced Leicester yarn is another hand-dyed, self-striping Nimbus sock yarn from Trailing Clouds. It's 75% wool and 25% nylon, which should make for great hard-wearing socks. It's also super wash wool and so can be machine washed at 30 degrees. I usually give the superwash socks at least a couple of hand washes before allowing them anywhere near the excitement of a soapy tumble in the washing machine; just to be on the safe side!


 A gorgeous splash of colour is always a great spirit lifter and as the long, relaxing days of summer are quickly disappearing and the first day of the new school year looms, I need that little splash!


Here's just one more....... just because! ENJOY!




10 comments:

Anna Prasad said...

Gorgeous colours, makes me want to make some bright socks gooy. Enjoy the rest of your time with the grandchildren. Anna

Una said...

I agree we need some cheerful colours in our life. That yarn would make lovely handwarmers as well.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Yes, happy colours, please! Hi Ros! What a joyful yarn and the pattern looks great! Hugs to you and Oscar! x Teje

josiekitten said...

The yarn is perfect for those socks. I might just have to copy you!! Hope the first few days back were ok! xx

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

The yarn is indeed vibrant and whoever the socks are for they shall have happy feet!
Hope you're enjoying the change of season Ros. I know that handsome Oscar probably is.
Susan x

Lynne said...

Love the colours, that's the kind of yarn that makes me think "I'll just do one more row to see how the colour changes..."

Mitch and Molly said...

What vibrant colors! They are going to be just beautiful!

Tracy said...

WOO-HOO... love the rainbow yarn, Ros... Those will make for some happy feet! ;o) Smiling so much, this is pure joy to see! Happy Autumn Days ((HUGS))

melissa said...

oh how rainbow-licious!! love them!!

butlersabroad said...

I thought this was another Mind The Gap type yarn at first! Looks more like a rainbow though, hope you find a pot of gold at the end!