I finished my sock *grins* Of course, I have only finished one, but it is a fully functional sock ;)
Cool, huh? A few people commented when this was still a work in progress, that it looked huge... Well, that has something to do with the fact that I have tiny feet (size 3 UK/size 36 Europe), so when making "normal" length socks, I end up with loads of yarn left over. Some careful weighing of the yarn meant that I could make a longer sock and reduce my leftovers *smiles* As I prefer slightly longer socks, this is a win-win ;)
For comparison, here it is against my last pair of socks (which turned out much shorter than I would have liked!)
Yeah, so maybe everyone was right, it does look huge! It doesn't seem so long when I am actually wearing it though, and definitely a better length than the ankle sock:
The yarn is the Merino/Tencel blend that I dyed myself. When the sock first came off the needles, I obviously immediately tried it on... And was a little disappointed :( The yarn feels quite crisp, which was ok, but it also had a strange squeaky quality when I moved or bent my foot. Not altogether pleasant.
Well, I gave it a quick soak in some water and hair conditioner (can't remember where I picked up that tip, but I'd heard it works well for scratchy yarns so hoped it might help soften mine too) and I'm happy to say that it came out soft and beautiful. Phew. It also revived the Kool Aid scent *laughs*
Final picture, a close up of the colours, which look very different in different lights - sometimes more blue/purple is noticeable, sometimes it's more pink/orange. I like this *grins*
And, being Friday, you know the drill: head over to Natural Suburbia, Tami's and Wisdom Begins in Wonder.
*"Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again" - Dorothy Day