Hello, thank you for dropping in. The weather here is still very grey, although we have had a couple of sunny days to lift my spirits and tempt me outdoors - well wrapped up against the cold, of course. At this time of year, I wouldn't be without my handknitted socks. Not only do they keep my feet toasty and cosy, but their jolly stripes bring colour into the drabbest days and cheer my soul. Who would fail to smile at the sight of these peeking out beneath their trouser hems?
The other day I was at The Teacher's house and when I took off my boots she said, "Those are your Seaside Socks!" I wrote about knitting a pair of socks with Drops Fabel yarn in November and this pair is my second (ad)venture with this yarn. This colour is called Blue Sea and having initially knitted a pair for a sailing sister, I fell in love with it and had to knit another for myself. Before knitting, it looks like this. -
After knitting, it looks like this. -
When I look at this I see turquoise sea, blue waves topped with white crests, sandy beaches and rocky headlands. I see red and green seaweed, little striped topshells and tiny orange and yellow flat periwinkles. Images from last years wonderful seaside holidays in Cornwall, The Scillies and Guernsey fill my head and those happy memories make me smile. All of this in a humble sock!
I finished knitting these socks while we were in Guernsey and took one down to the beach for a photoshoot. I explained to The Mathematician, who has a good eye for composition, that I wanted a photo of the sock which portrayed its relationship with the sand, the sea, the seaweed and the shells, but I obviously didn't explain it very well because she took this, which wasn't quite what I meant! -
See you soon.
Love, MrsTiggywinkle x