Rohrspatz & Wollmeise sock yarn
It's difficult to express how much I love the color of the Rohrspatz & Wollmeise yarn that Marjan sent me for our sock yarn swap. I made a vague request for "reds" and she sent me this gorgeous "Brombeere" (which I think translates to "blackberry"). I've swatched for my socks with the yarn and tried a garter rib before deciding that I'd be happiest with a plain stockinette sock so that I could really enjoy these colors.
There's a great Wollmeise Blog where I found stockings -- presumably knit with the Wollmeise yarn. Those stockings are inspiring! Thanks, Marjan, for a great swap. As of today, I have no socks in progress so it's a perfect day to cast on.
I managed to complete a stripe sequence for the Santa Fe Ruana yesterday:
The ruana is knit with two panels and joined with a mitered panel in the back; the vertically-striped panels are the "colorful" portion of the ruana and while I'm not too sure yet about the yellow I chose, I'm happy enough with it to see the possibilities. I really enjoy knitting with Manos and am enjoying the dark red and forest green.