Before I really understand how this could happen so fast there is another pair of finished socks.
Strange enough, they also have nothing to do with either of my current a-longs. They are neither red nor pink nor sizzling and not at all Sockapaloooza socks. What happened? Well, don't ask me!
Pattern: Rib and Cable Socks by Nancy Bush in InterweaveKnits Fall 2005
Yarn: Regia Canadian Fashion colour 4727, 'Vancouver'
Needles: 2,5 mm dpn bamboo
This is the fourth pair I am knitting in the Rib and Cable pattern - not a word to waste on this topic! Regia yarn is also an old-time-favourite of mine, so no point there either.
But... these socks are not modelled because they are too big. That's okay because they are not for me. The happy (or not so - I'll come to this later) recipient i my sister. Yes, she would like to have a pair of hand-knitted socks (she doesn't know how to knit herself). There have been some clarifying phone calls on terms of fiber, colour and pattern preferences. The result was warm, thick, soft, huuuge socks, probably closer to legwarmers. For colour preferences my dear sister mentioned neutrals such as sand, off-white, caramel... 'Pattern' was not requested at all.
WHY did I knit these socks for her!? How did it happen that the Vancouver skein shouted at me to be knit into socks for my sister? I mean, I know that she will probably not appreciate the bright green and blue stripes. There is also not a teeny-weeny connection to Vancouver. And to make it all even more mysterious: I don't even feel a glimpse of guilt or uncertainty about these socks. Very strange.. I will find out, though. Probably, her disgusted screams (when she opens the parcel) will carry till here.
I was wondering about the name Vancouver for this yarn. Honestly, how do they come up with the fancy colourway names in the first place? And then, green, blue, yellow stripes?
Well, it was time for some research.
I am soo surprised that the yarn actually has something to do with the name.
I have another skein called Ottawa somewhere in my stash and I am very excited to find out where the inspiration for that name came from in 'real life'.