FO: Shimmer Socks

Ah, fine, finished socks in Skeinqueen Blissful Yarn… how I love you.

How I wish that my unsatisfying phone-camera photo could adequately convey your truly beautiful colours, which remind me of the wild plants crowding the verges beside the A4074, and all the greens I’ve noticed lately on my walks;

Or the sweet detail of your stitches; (It’s the Shimmer Sock pattern, by Meg Croft, and it is satisfying and easy to knit, and it brings out the best in a variegated yarn like this one.)

Or the mods of which I feel justly proud: (afterthought heel for ease of replacement, gussets added in for good fit around the ankle, super-stretchy BO courtesy of Jeny.)

Oh fine socks, soft socks, UK yarn socks… Blue Faced Leicester socks, locally-dyed socks, socks that remind me of walking through yellow/green fields. I am very pleased with you! You remind me of the field near Warborough with blue-ish wheat on one side and golden barley on the other. Of course now everything in that field has been sunbleached to gold, but in June – when I started knitting you – you looked just like it.

Socks for around the A4074 knit in between walks around the A4074.

Ravelled here.

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