What a wonderful day - the sun is shining here in West Sussex, there is just ONE more sleep until we get our puppy and I have something to share with FO Friday!
I absolutely LOVE these socks although they are, as the title suggests, completely impossible to photograph. The camera can not correctly capture the orange, red, pink and brown - so you have to take my word that they are gorgeous!
This is my usual 'vanilla' sock - a personalised pattern based on Wendy B Johnson's Gusset Heel Basic Socks, with additional shaping over the widest part of my foot, a longer ribbed section for the leg and knit two-at-a-time on a single circular needle (find my tutorial here). I particularly like this heel as I tend to wear a lot of clogs with my handknit socks and this is very neat.
The self-patterning yarn is Regia Snowflake Color (shade 7712). I have made several pairs of socks with Regia and am never disappointed. It knits up really nicely and wears and washes well, plus there are some beautiful colours to choose from. Black Sheep Wools have kindly offered another ball of the same colourway I used here for a lucky reader.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling me which is your favourite way to knit a sock - toe-up/cuff-down, and type of heel (or which you plan to start with, if you haven't tried socks yet). I'll randomly select a winner next Friday (27th Sept) - please remember to leave your Ravelry name or email address so I can contact you if you win. Good luck! Congratulations to Ruth who is the lucky winner!!!