I used purple, blue, and pink to create vertical stripes on the sock blank. According to the Knit Picks sock blank dyeing guide, this should have create "subtle changes" between the colors. Imagine my surprise when I cast on and the yarn started self striping!
|This picture is actually more accurate color-wise than the first.|
pattern: Hermoine's Everyday Socks
yarn: Knit Picks Sock Blank
needles: 1 1/2s
raveled: Radioactive Peep Socks
I've lovingly nicknamed these socks the Radioactive Peep Socks because of how bright they are. It's like a party is going on in my shoes that only I know about. I really liked the simplicity of the pattern I chose; it gave it just enough texture to make it interesting without overwhelming the stripes.
These socks sat in hibernation for much too long because I didn't like the heel that was written and didn't want to frog back (I substituted a normal slip-stitch heel), which bums me out now because it's warming up fast in Wisconsin and I won't have much need for daily wool socks for awhile. I'm sure I'll still party it up with these socks when my feet get cold at night.