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Knitting Blog: Well Traveled Socks Even Before Being Worn

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It’s been too long since I last blogged, and I’ll have a quick update at the end of this warm-up post.
Late last fall my sister had a wonderful opportunity to go on a cruise on the Danube. It was a working vacation, because she was representing the public radio station where she works, but her price to be there was commensurate with the fact that she was on the job. She had a great time, and brought back a skein of yarn for me.
Opal Sock Yarn, from its motherland!
Opal makes the most interesting pre-printed sock yarns, with a wide variety of ever-changing patterns. This one appeared to be designed to be a bit chaotic, from the tiny thumbnail picture on the yarn’s wrapper:



These were a pretty fast project, taking me 4 months to knit while interspersed with other knitting projects. Then again, sock knitting is what I do on the road and in medical waiting rooms and I spend a lot of time in such places these days.
Focus on the socks:



Gosh, my pattens came out a lot like the ones on the b…