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Who knew brown socks could be so satisfying?
Completed in 2011, the year I knit a "sock wardrobe" for my sister


Looking at these brown socks reminds me not to judge a book by its cover.

The brown yarn in skein looked a little blah, but it soon put me in my place. It knit up wonderfully. I really enjoyed knitting these socks.

This is the posh Araucania brand sock yarn in the Ranco multi-brown colorway.

The yarn is hand-dyed in Chile.

Fiber content is 75% wool, 25% polymid, machine washable.

By the way, I knit these socks while I was trekking through Mongolia. The last two photos, above, were taken along the arduous trek.

First, that's me knitting on the floor of a yurt that belonged to a family of cashmere goat herders. I'm knitting by the light of one candle which was stuck into an old bottle, as there was, of course, no electricity.

The second photo is, obviously, me atop a camel amidst the sand dunes in Mongolia.

What a country! The people were kind and the scenery stunning. Big blue skies. Neverending prairies. It was rough traveling, and I went there alone. I would not suggest it for the faint at heart. But if you are persistent and long for untouched places, Mongolia could be good for you.

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