All of us knitters have vacation yarn - those skeins we buy while on vacation as a memento. I really try to focus on local dyers when shopping for vacation yarn - picking up something that I can't find anywhere else. This beautiful Pink Carrots yarn was bought in the town of Ketchikan
while taking an Alaskan cruise for our 10th wedding anniversary. It was
time to use the yarn since we are celebrating 16 years of marriage this
My daughter is still into bright colors and requested a long infinity cowl with the yarn. She turns 10 very soon and it seemed like a good reason to knit something for her.
Even though her birthday is next week, she wore it to school today with a bright yellow shirt - only she can pull off those colors. I found the red color so difficult to photograph; the yarn is definitely is more red than pink.
I have a love/hate relationship with Kroy sock yarn. I don't enjoy knitting with it since it tends to be splitty and hairy.
Also, the Kroy FX line can have skeins look completely different when knit up even though they are in the same dye lot.
However, I love the finished socks. They are always so cozy and feel like they will last forever. The Kroy yarn is also very affordable and easily available in local craft stores.
This colorway (Discontinued - Clay Colors) was not the most exciting to see develop when knitting, but I now see that they will look great with every pair of jeans I wear.
The pattern, Primavera Socks, is very easy to follow and memorize. I did mess up when I shifted the pattern a few stitches over in the beginning - didn't center it on the top of the foot when starting the heel flap. I decided to embrace this mistake and repeat it on the second sock - I even mirrored my mistake. I doubt anyone will notice or even care!