I told you that something fun was coming, as I work with Kate Bachus of A Hundred Raven yarns to create a kit of colors for knitting the Astoria Sock. I will be posting this weekend on Kate’s process, and the magic that she has made, but today I want to show you what we have so far, and solicit help on selecting the final color.
To recap, this is the original Astoria sock, knit with Miss Bab’s Yummy Toes.
For the book, I used fewer colors, to limit the number of skeins needed. But every one of the stripes can be knit in a different color, with Annetarsia. And I thought that would be fun. I asked Kate to help me by creating a kit of 8 colors, so that with one kit (totaling 400 yds), a knitter could make a pair of sock with 8 different colored stripes, all coordinated with her stunning colors.
Kate thought that I had said 7 colors, and sent me this amazing array of colors.
I e-mailed Kate, and suggested something blue or buttery yellow.
She sent me some amazing photos of dying yarn, which I will post this weekend as a guest blog. In the meantime, here are photos of the kit with a few of the options she came up with. Which do you think should we choose? Please post your choice in the blog!
B. Sweet violet
C. Butter yellow