In my round up of the first half of the year, I said I was determined to finish off my Obnoxious Socks before the calendar year ended. Well, I'm glad to be able to say that I did just that! I finally cast off on December 31st, having got so utterly fed up of them that there was no way I was going to knit three inches of cuff on each one.
I swear, if I hadn't done these two at a time, it would probably have taken me just as long to do one sock as it has taken to do two!
The stripes are almost completely matchy-matchy; if I'd cast off in the middle of the yellow band you wouldn't notice but as you can see in the photo above, the blue started in a different point on each sock in that final cast off row.
The finished socks are every bit as obnoxious as I thought they would be; I really have no idea why Regia thought this was a good colour combination! I'm not entirely sure what I will wear them with, although I'm sure they will look pretty good peeping out of the top of my new boots.
Of course, with these socks finally done, I can now get on and start another pair! No idea what pattern to use though, as I'd love to do something a bit more exciting than plain vanilla socks. I have a few on my Ravelry queue so I need to revist the list and pick something. The trouble is, a lot of the sock patterns out there are written top down, and I much prefer knitting my socks toe up.
In the mean time, I have cast on Ishbel and am turning my thoughts back to finishing off the last baby blanket, as that baby's due date is rapidly approaching!