Friday, September 21, 2007

Eenie Meenie. . .

Oh, I don't know. Knitting one of each was supposed to make it easier. Didn't quite work out that way.


What can I say? I like both of them. These are prewashing/preblocking pictures, and the color isn't quite right on either. In each case, the colors are deeper, richer, and more varied than is shown. The red, especially, is off as it has more berry tones to it and is a little less of a retina burner -- well, just a little less.

I'm leaning towards the blue, but that might be because crazy variegation isn't my thing. However, as far as that goes, the red yarn works really well. I'm also very pleased that there's no major pooling or flashing in either case since that's what turns me off some variegated yarns.

So does anyone out there have any thoughts on this? Hey, you never know, you just might be selecting your own socks!

16 comments:

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Love 'em both but as I'm a brighter the better girl I say the red!

Cheeky said...
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aj #2 said...

I love the blue/purple ones!

Knitting in Pink said...

I like the blue one myself!

Dotty said...

Tough call... I like both of them. If they are for me :), I prefer the red ones.

Janice said...

They are both gorgeous!! I'd happily wear either pair, and on crazy days I'd consider that a pair :-) Which one do YOU like better?? Won't one pair be yours??

Julia said...

I like the blue!

Courtney said...

I like the blue ones :-)

Chelle and Maylee said...

I love the blue/purple ones! I also like the red ones as well, but I'm leaning towards the blue/purple because they look very similar to the monkey socks I made for myself out of Panda Cotton's blueberries-grapes colourway. Both are beautiful, your monkey swap partner is a lucky person to get either :-)

gilraen said...

I'm a fan of the red ones personally but they are both really georgeous!!!! :)

Monkey said...

I love the red, I know that's not what you want to hear.

Eva said...

Thanks to everyone for piping in. It's a near split, and I AM happy to hear that so many of you like the red because it looks like that's what it will be. Until I'd cast on for the second sock, I'd forgotten that the blue dye was staining my hands a bit. I then washed the sock, and there was a lot of blue in the sink. I think I'll play it safe and send the red, which is quite colorfast, and spare my pal fears that she is turning into a Smurf.

AJ said...

Typically I like blue, but those red ones are gorgeous!

Angela Marie said...

I love both of them but I would pick the red ones.

Heatherly said...

both of them are stunning!

Linda C. said...

They are both wonderful, but I'd lean toward the red, also. Is this fun, or what!