It feels like a while since I've had an FO, although on reflection it is only 2 weeks, so that's not that bad (although these have been on the sticks for some time now!). These are a surprise for my sister-in-law, who is due to have her second baby at the end of August.
Yarn: Trekking XXL, col 109 (mainly purples), lot 4392 (the colour in the sunlight photos is closest to real life). Love the way the yarn stripes in a completely random way - am not sure that you could get a matching pair with this yarn, but I don't think it matters.
Pattern: My own standard size (68 st) in 2x2 rib - I think a ribbed pattern shows off this yarn best. On reflection, I should have made the legs a few cm longer - I had plenty of yarn left over - I think I got a bit bored with the seemingly unending ribbing! The socks do look kinda weird when they are off the foot (or in this case, the sock blocker) - as if for a giant with huge feet and exceptionally skinny legs.
Sticks: 2.5mm addi dpns Time: 15 April 2007 - 14 July 2007 (the horror, the horror!). Mainly these were my bus knitting project, in between a bunch of other projects (as usual!)
What I learnt: I decided to go with the eye of partridge heel on these socks, which I love - I'm pretty much a convert to this type of heel now - I really like the effect it gives (although it shows up much better in pictures than in real life!)
Now must get on to actual knitting for the baby!