January round up

As we're fast approaching the end of month, I wanted to write a quick post to document some socks that I finished off last year and at the very beginning of this year. I often find myself going back over old blog posts and it's a joy to read the record of what I've been doing that I would never have if I'd tried to simply keep a diary. There's something about the knowledge that even one person might read what you've written in a blog post that keeps you posting - and keeping that online diary!

First up, my Soul Circus socks started at the Soul Circus yoga festival that I went to with big daughter way back in August last year and finished off over Christmas. The yarn is 4ply sock yarn hand-dyed by Hey Jay Yarn which I bought a couple of years ago.

I'm standing on a stone paving flag wearing a pair of hand knitted socks in purple and pink stripy yarn

It won't take much to see that they there's a difference in the way the yarn has pooled across the instep; this happens because of the longer rounds when you work the gusset and not that long ago, I would have messed about with the yarn so that the pooling was exactly the same on both socks (oh yes, it is possible to do this and yes, it does take a bit of faffing!) but I decided that these socks needed to be off the needles and it was close enough. Close enough! Does that mean I'm getting over my need for matching socks? No, it really doesn't, but I can live with these as they are

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