As promised, normal knitting content returns today, with a pair of finished socks!
It's always useful to have some "plain vanilla" socks on the go. I need to have a project that I can pick up no matter when or where and just do some knitting. Plain socks are what I carry around in my handbag for all those otherwise lost moments - in waiting rooms, in queues, in the car and anywhere else I have a few moments to spare.
These socks started life as a beautiful skein of Skein Queen Entwist that I purchased back in February at Unravel. I fell for the lovely rainbow effect with pops of jewel colours that Debbie had dyed. A skein that I had to buy; it just jumped into my hands! However, I always worry a bit with variegated yarns - sometimes once they are knitted up they suffer from the "plasticine effect". You know how it is... you mix some gorgeous colours together, but they end up just looking like a muddy brown mess. Skeins of yarn sometimes look their best in the hank, and not knitted up. Happily, this is NOT the case here! Debbie has worked some hand-dyeing magic, and the knitted fabric has retained that beautiful rainbow effect, with little pops of deep greens, blues, yellows and pinks. Perfect for some simple socks. :)
I'm not sure that they really go with my red DMs, but who cares?!
Now the question is, what to cast on next? Or should I just focus on my Scatness Tam...?