After the muted subtle tones of the Gabriolas featured in my last post, I've moved on to something a little more zingy. Love, love, love these bright happy colours. They make my heart sing!
The pattern is Roxy Socks, again by Kim Swingle. I think this was her first pattern and is a super easy knit. We are in Manchester for the weekend, visiting our grandkids and this colour splash has made a perfect travelling companion.
The blue-faced Leicester yarn is another hand-dyed, self-striping Nimbus sock yarn from Trailing Clouds. It's 75% wool and 25% nylon, which should make for great hard-wearing socks. It's also super wash wool and so can be machine washed at 30 degrees. I usually give the superwash socks at least a couple of hand washes before allowing them anywhere near the excitement of a soapy tumble in the washing machine; just to be on the safe side!
A gorgeous splash of colour is always a great spirit lifter and as the long, relaxing days of summer are quickly disappearing and the first day of the new school year looms, I need that little splash!
Here's just one more....... just because! ENJOY!