Although technically I finally finished these last year (actually, on New Year’s Eve). It took me a solid six weeks to get around to kitchenering the under-toe of the second sock, too, which could be a new record. But here they are, a fully-finished pair of Afternoon Tea socks! Very possibly my prettiest socks to date as well – I am so happy with how these turned out.
This pattern was born out of a need for socks which would adequately show off the heavenly muted gorgeousness of this yarn. I don’t very often go for speckles, but I saw the yarn (Twist Sock from the Wool Barn, in ‘Blush’) at Fibre East and decided (after circling the festival more than once) that, actually, I couldn’t go home without it. Cables and mock rib seem to bring the yarn to life, though I am also picturing it in a stately navy blue or slate grey for a seriously grown-up version.
And I still love that little cable spiralling down the heel! Just need to tidy up the charts for the pattern and I’ll get it tested (let me know if you’re interested) and, with luck, out in time for some sprightly Spring knitting.
Interestingly, after my immensely sock-focused 2018, I seem to be on a little sock hiatus at the moment (which could impact on my blogging material for OUAS posts, if it continues!). I am still swimming in stash sock yarn though and working on inventive ways to use it up, so I doubt I’ll be entirely lost for words.
Which reminds me – in case you were wondering about my yarn advent calendar, well… here are some pics from Christmas Day, including one where I look particularly delighted with myself, showing the scarf as it was shortly after weaving in the final end.
It’s now carefully blocked and looks even better. Oh AND…
… as of Tuesday it has TASSELS. More soon, with proper pictures.
PPS Hope you all had lovely times over the holidays, and/or got through them just fine. *blows new year kisses to everybody*