As posted yesterday, I have finished my Christmas socks. I like to make myself a pair of socks after all the Christmas knitting/crafting/shopping/etc is done, it’s nice to have something soothing (and controllable) over the holidays. Joey bought me the yarn for these last Christmas – it’s Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in the Zombie BBQ colour way. Yes, the name most certainly did influence me, but they are a great colour too.
I don’t know about you, but my knitting queue is about 400000 km long. Just before I started these I came across a picture on Ravelry of a pair of socks, all knit in the same yarn, but a different pattern used for each sock. Genius! The two patterns had enough in common that the overall effect was harmonious rather than “Uh… did you get bored after the first one?” I had a couple of patterns in my queue with the word “Waffle’ in the title – surely, I figured, they would look of together? Indeed, in this case you can barely tell them apart! But there is a subtle difference, and I think it’s funny to have two different socks even if no one else ever notices.
Joey was nice enough to help with the pictures. Of course, since I was sitting on the floor, Juno helped too.