“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people's hats off--then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.”
--Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
November in My Soul was inspired by that greatest of American novels, Moby-Dick. I spent months mulling around what this colorway should look like before I actually made it, but now that I actually made it I'm rather please.
The colors are light gray-blue, medium blue, forest green, lilac, chartreuse, white and a very dark mauve along with fairly heavy magenta speckles. I dyed it using my Splashed & Speckled method, so it isn't likely to pool.
I dyed these on my Sparkly Merino Fingering-Weight yarn base, which is made of 92% merino wool and 8% sparkly lurex.
November in My Soul on Sparkly Merino Sock
409 yards / 4 oz / 4 plies
92% superwash merino / 8% lurex
Care: Machine or hand wash cold and air dry
November in My Soul looks great with Annunciation Blue and Call Me Ishmael.
I included a small swatch I knit up using this colorway on Sock Perfection. It should give you an idea of how the colorway will work up, but keep in mind that how it looks will vary a lot depending on the pattern, the yarn base, and even the individual skein.
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