Hand-dyed hot pinks with reinforced toes
Completed in July 2014

This undyed sock yarn was purchased from John Arbon at the fabled Unravel knitting festival, held at Farnham Maltings, which is a fun knitting train journey from London. This Unravel knitting festival is held every February, and it's one of my favorites. So much fun to be had, with great classes, free knitting talks, and loads of interesting vendors to browse.

The yarn is superwash merino wool, 2/10s. The spin is quite loose, and with no nylon for reinforcing, I wonder how these socks will wear.

But, to hedge my bets, I used good ol' Regia sock wool for the toes. I do like a bit of contrasting toe, don't you?

I knit a completely pink pair of socks in this very yarn as part of the sock wardrobe for my sister.

I dyed the wool with my favorite Jacquard brand acid dyes, in fuschia.

Are there any knitterly friends out there with photographic expertise? If so, could you please, please explain to me why I can never seem to achieve true lifelike colors in my photographs? Case in point: these pink socks are obviously one pair but the pinks are so varied, from dark to light! Help! Thanks in advance for any advice.

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