It's been a long time since we had a sock shoot here. Me and my sock model, messing about on the wide windowsill with feet and props and cameras at awkward angles. I can't even remember when I finished the first sock now - all I know is that it's been sitting for ages by the side of the settee reminding me that it needs a twin.
I've had a break from knitting, and when a break comes, it just comes, even if you are part way through a second sock as I was. Not to worry, Phoebe is past the age of having feet that grow and had a good supply of hand-knitted socks to keep her warm while we waited for my enthusiasm for knitting to reheat.
This is a great self-striping yarn with just two colours that work brilliantly together: apple green and steel grey. They reminded me of when I was doing wine exams and cramming in as much information about grapes and wine as I could. I can still recall Oz Clarke's description of drinking a fresh, clean, lowish alcohol German wine made with Riesling on s summer's afternoon and how it made him think of a cold stainless steel knife cutting through a crisp, Granny Smith apple.
This is just what these socks made me think of, and every time I picked them up I fancied a glass of Dr Loosen or something similar. I'm now thinking how good a whole series of wine tasting socks would be...
[The yarn is Silver Star by Stray Cat Yarns.]