I decided to knit some socks recently as a present for my sister. I bought two hand dyed skeins of wool from Violet Green ( http://www.violetgreen.co.uk/ ) which were both fabulous, after much deliberating I decided on ‘Red Hot Sox’ a mixture of red and orange and ‘black rose’ a kind of purple and pink. I also bought some addis turbo doublw ended knitting needles – beautiful to knit with.
As per usual I got bored after knitting the 1st sock in ‘red hot sox’ and was too impatient to knit another before starting with the ‘black rose’ colour. So my sister ended up with two very unmatching socks!
To make things more interesting i also tried my very first patterned sock – and found ‘monkey’ via ravelry. You can find the pattern for Monkey here – http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter06/PATTmonkey.html
Here is a picture of my sister wearing the socks…