Can you believe I finished them? I hardly can, but they were a lot easier than I was expecting. They're for my DS, and have been posted off to her already.
Most of you readers will think I'm a bit pathetic for not having managed to make a single sock before, but in case there are any sock novices out there, the pattern is Simply Splendid Socks by Lucy Neatby. I couldn't believe how easy it was, and really enjoyed the whole process. The reinforced slip-stitched heel, and then turning it, were my favourite parts.
You may have noted the sock-blockers. They're from Fibre Trends, and though they did a good job, for someone like me who probably isn't going to make enough socks to justify them, they were a bit unnecessary!
The yarn is Drops Fabel Superwash, and is self-patterened (obviously). I loved doing each row, not knowing what colour was coming next. Of course, it's not perfect, and doesn't make exact stripes, but I think that's what makes these socks unique, and all of the pastel colours sit beautifully alongside each other.
If you haven't made socks before, give it a go. It's worth the effort, and soon my little Sister's toes will be warmly encased in them.
My Mum's making some in a lovely blues-and-greens colour combo in the same pattern, and I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out.