A while back I blogged about Opal Hundertwasser #650….and how I was looking for a few balls of it.
Thanks to a tip from reader, I found some at Fuzzy Mabel’s in South Carolina.
It arrived the other day, so Birgit will have her knee socks for Christmas.
I had become disenamoured with Opal after knitting bags and bags of it. It seems I couldn’t knit 10 rows without hitting a knot and, frequently, a change in pattern resulting from the knot. But Birgit really loves this colourway!
To my delight,I didn’t encounter a single knot in the two balls I used to knit these Knee Socks. Not only that, but Fuzzy Mabel obliged my request to send balls that started around the same place in the pattern.
I’m very pleased with the result, and newly re-enamoured with Opal!
Opal’s Hunderwasser series was right up there with my favourites (like Regia’s first Kaffe Fassett series).
The series was based on colours used in paintings by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and this particular colourway, #650 is named der Blaue Mond (Blue Moon) after his painting of the same name.