I know, I know, here it is the middle of January and I'm still waffling on about Christmas stuff!
But you see, these are the socks that I knitted to join in with Dani at Little Bobbins Knits and her Christmas Eve Sock Along. I had some sock yarn that I got while I was at Yarndale from The Knitting Goddess and when I saw that the colour was called 'Candy Canes' how could I not use it for some Christmas Eve Socks? And the name has stuck, they are my Candy cane socks now.
I suppose the colours aren't actually particularly candy cane colours really, at least not to my mind. Quite candy sweet colours though. It was one of those gorgeous hanks that you just can't resist and I loved all the pretty pastel shades in it, pink, mint, lilac, peach and a soft aqua blue. Just yummy. I've got a picture just down below so you can see...
I must confess that I'm not completely and utterly, 100% in love with how it looks all knitted up though. It sort of makes the pink and peach blend into one band and the lilac, blue and I guess the mint are all blended together into another band, giving a stripy effect. I don't mind the stripes, better, to me at least, than some odd lopsided pooling that could have occurred I suppose. But all of those beautiful colours are sort of lost in the mix, which is such a shame.
My favourite bits of the socs are the pretty heal, and the shorter rows of the toes. You can see the colours separate out a little there and I prefer that much more. Still, c'est la vie, that is the risk of those oh so pretty multicoloured hanks for me. I love them as hanks, but the rest is a gamble...
Still, it is always, always good to have nice, new, snuggly wooly socks to wear in winter and so I am very happy for that. It was also pretty fun to join in with Dani's sock-along and see everyone's Christmassy socks progressing over the break. So ultimately, very worth it!
Pattern: Hermione's Everyday Socks
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Oh, I've done the podcast so I should be able to share it with you very soon. I'm uploading it as we speak but it's taking yonks, 30% done and well over 4 hours to go. No high speed broadband in my little village yet, although it's not like we are in a really remote, rural location or anything.
Assuming it eventually finds it's way up there, I'll post that next time... I think... probably....