I do have a pre Christmas FO that I haven't had a chance to post about, my Candy Socks. I brought them out to AZ in the hopes of getting this post out but it didn't happen. All I did manage to do was get pictures of them in that fabulous Arizona sun.
I offered them to my sister, but she declined. I like to think it was the colorway she wasn't too fond of, rather than her modesty in accepting another gift. Taken as a whole, all knit up, the colors may not necessarily be the most inviting to an adult, even an adult woman.
But knitting with this colorful yarn was satisfying. The constant changing of the colors from the dusky teals melding into scrumptious olive to the bubble gum pinks transforming into burnt orange, I was in color heaven.
The one problem I can't seem to master, even knitting toe up, is gauging how much yarn to use per sock. I still have about 28 grams of yarn left over.
Cherry Tree Hill in the Water colorway.
100% superwash merino wool in a DK weight.
I used US2 circs and dpns.
The prototype of the "make it up as I went along" pattern I used on hubby's Xmas Spice socks, with the exception of using a K2P1 rib. Like the Xmas Spice socks, the gusset consisted of a purl frame with the inner triangle in stockinette. The only difference being with this pair I used twisted stitches to bring some definition to the knit stitches framing the gusset.