Sunday, March 26, 2017

Black Light Knit Socks for Alex

When I was in high school, I was all about the black light posters. I had a couple of them in my room, and I lived for the day when we drove the couple of hours to the mall (any mall!) so I could go to Spencer's and get more.

So when I spotted this black light yarn at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair last fall, I freaked out a little. Of course, I knew Alex would like it, too, and he had asked me to pick up something fun for him. I was also trying not to spend a lot of money on yarn or add to my already-overflowing stash, so this was my solo purchase for the day.

Pattern: Amanda's Basic Sock Pattern
Yarn: Wild Hare Fiber Studio Pinnacle Sock in Neon Lights

Clearly, the cat is jealous of Nietzsche's usual guest spot in the sock photos. Yes, she always looks that evil.

The socks remind me of the Rainbow Road race on Super Mario Kart for Super Nintendo. Ah, good memories.

We haven't tried the socks under a black light yet, but we're planning to visit my parents soon so we're going to test them there. (That's right. My room is still pretty much in tact aside from my niece and nephew's toys and my mom's sewing machine.)

The funny thing about me buying this sock yarn: my friend Erica spotted this yarn when she went to SAFF and said she thought of me. She was going to tell me about the yarn, but I bought it and posted it to Instagram before she could even tell me about it! She knows my yarn preferences well.

Now that Alex has these socks, I'm jealous and want to make some of my own. I weighed the yarn and discovered that I only have enough to make one and a half more socks, so I'm going to add another color for the heel and toe to try and make two pairs. Stay tuned!


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