Sunday, 6 November 2016


The clocks have been put back an hour, the beautiful reds and oranges of this year's stunning autumn leaves show have swirled their way to the ground and the word burner is lit. Autumn is truly under way! It's been the most spectacular show this year, in our little corner of the universe. A sight to help remind us of the beauty to be had all around us in the wonderful natural landscapes of our earth. 

It's also a time to turn to Christmas gift knits; not that I have very much time for such things, but I'll show willing and see what can be done. No pressure!

These gorgeous Christmassy socks were a quick and easy knit that I've enjoyed picking up in the evenings, after a bit of school prep. The yarn is from the West Yorkshire Spinners 'Signature' range of sock yarns. This colourway is 'Holly Berry'  and I've teamed it with the solid base colour 'Cherry Drop' for the toe and heel. If you visit the WYS website they have kindle produced a list of the 'Signature' sock yarns matched with a solid colour from their 'Spice' range.  It's the first time I've used a different yarn for the heel and toe and I have to say, I'm loving the results. Let's hope Mr Snoops does too! Sshhh! They're all ready for his Christmas stocking!

In fact, I enjoyed the yarn so much, that I had to cast on the next pair straightaway. The younger Miss Snoops had already chosen this colourway for her pair of Christmas socks and I'm just awaiting the arrival of the 'Juniper' solid for the heel and toes. You never know, the elder Miss Snoops may get her wish for a new pair of socks granted too! You never know when the sock mojo magic will end! You never know!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Ros! I love these socks! Colours are so beautiful and the little white spots are fun. Autumn leaves are so amazing. I was lucky to see those colours in Finland even then we had also first snow. Here the colours are turning to red/yellow, too. Hugs to Oscar! x Teje

Una said...

If I saw these socks in a shop, I would buy them. Lovely mixture of colours.

Molly and Mackie said...

We love the colors! Your socks look beautiful with the autumn leaves!

Anna Prasad said...

They look great, I love the solid colour for heel and toes, very christmassy!