I try to always buy Interweave Knits (why don't I just get a subscription?!), but have yet to make a single thing from it. I do like a lot of what's in there, but I feel like it wouldn't look right on me, I don't have the yarn, it's not a raglan, etc... So, I'm going to finally make something from it. Socks are easy and these are really pretty. I'll make them to wear to SAFF.
Now, the question of yarn. I really love Araucania Ranco and have 2 skeins to choose from in my stash:
I love this colorway. It's gorgeous. No name, so I call it Patina. I love turquoise and the other colors are just... yum.
Not the best picture, but this is a mix of dark gray and almost black. I call it Charcoal.
Which one? I'm thinking Patina. It's just colorful and I love it so. I'm wondering if the colors will obscure the pattern. I know both are going to pool, but I don't mind that. I think Charcoal would show the pattern well, but it's kind of dull and I was thinking of using it for Earl Grey socks.
Suggestions? If you like neither for these socks, suggestions for patterns for these two skeins?