You have to excuse my excitement with snow - I didn't really get snow as a child and I suspect I have made only 2 snowmen in my life (and the second was when I was 24!). My boss think's it is hilarious and had a bet with a colleague that when he got back from lunch I would be found, nose pressed against the window - the first I knew about it was a voice behind me saying "I knew it!". Hmm - more work less snow-gazing required by employer I suspect.
Anyway, courtesy of a 2 hour train trip back from London last night, and today's efforts on the commute, I can reveal the following:
I am so pleased with them and I am wearing them as I write - it actually took quite a lots of effort not to put them on straight away once I finished them in the train on the way home! I am very proud of the matching as it was a bit hit and miss - a tip to myself for next time - for yes there will be a next time, I feel sock knitting may be a repeat mission - and my (poor) delighted family will end up with socks for Christmas for ever!
The Knitty Gritty
I used most of 2 50g balls of Fortissima Colori Socka Color Socka Mexico in Fiesta (9075) on 2.5mm DPs. The socks are knitted in the round on 64 stitches for my size 8 feet (plus I have chubby ankles). The pattern is top down with a 15 round rib and then stocking stich to web of wool's pattern - very simple and very nice to use to show off a big repeat pattern.
The question is..... what to do next!