I'm not a fan of pooling yarn, but Judy issued the challenge and I had yarn that I was sure would pool, so it seemed like a great excuse to cast one some socks and see what I could come up with.
The first pair, after a false start with the first foot, did exactly what I thought it would do. The colors pooled and spiraled and did all of the interesting things Dancing did the first time I knitted socks with it. Here are the details for this pair, including my picture of the yarn on the March 2013 calendar page.
The pair I knit with Knitpicks Zinnia didn't pool at all.
And neither did the pair I knit from Knitpicks New England Foliage.
But I've got three brand new pairs of socks, and a fourth pair half done. I've sorted through all of my sock yarn stash and pulled out my sock knitting books and made lots of plans for upcoming pairs. Like I said, this was FUN!
I remember saying several years ago that what I enjoyed about some yarns is that they *do* pool. I'm sorry I did't get to join this challenge, but I love the pooling in your socks!
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