As I mentioned yesterday, I finished my socks *grins*
They look massively long in pictures, but in real life they come up to about my mid-calf. Which means I used up far more of the yarn than I have for my previous socks, and they're a height that I prefer, but did involve a lot of weighing the yarn and guessing how much I needed for each part - next time I make longer socks I think I'll go with the toe up method *laughs*
I know I've talked about it before, but the yarn used for the socks was one I dyed myself. My first attempt at dyeing yarn in fact *smiles*
I named this colour "Don't be mean to Pixley", and if anyone gets the reference to an obscure line from a little known TV show, I will be very impressed ;) I love how it knitted up, and one of my favourite parts is the rainbow effect I got on the heel, when the rows were shorter:
This photo also demonstrates that the socks fit, as every picture I tried taking of them on my feet either made my legs look like tree trunks or my feet look deformed *laughs* It really isn't easy taking pictures of your own feet!
Of course I am wearing the socks now for their maiden voyage, and I firmly believe that the first outing of handknit socks must include an opportunity to show them off. Luckily, I think the colours work perfectly with my purple shoes...
How cute?! So now every one in my office can see them, and be forced to admire them *grins*
Pattern: Basic cuff down vanilla socks
Yarn: Bluefaced.com Silky Sock, a wool/tencel blend, dyed using cheery, grape, blue lemonade and orange Kool Aid
Mods: No pattern to speak of, so no mods required!
Love: 4/5 having worn them for a couple of hours, I realise they could do with a longer cuff, but overall they're fab :)
PS: Don't forget the usual suspects: Tami. Natural Suburbia. Wisdom Begins in Wonder... And Plumslife, who I unfortunately omitted last week - sorry Beth!