Spotted somewhere in the north west ...




A strange creature with a mermaid-like tail ... or perhaps they were just feet in brand new socks!
I am so pleased to have these socks off the needles and onto my feet!  It feels like ages since I had a new pair of socks that I could wear myself instead of having to hand over (it breaks my heart every time) or keep in good condition in a box in case I need to take photos.  Socks are meant to be worn, and I will thoroughly enjoy wearing these!
The yarn is Mermaid's Tail by Stripey Cat Yarns - it was a set that came with a 50g skein of the main colour and 20g of the contrast.  I wasn't sure if that would be enough for a pair of socks but it was and I had a fair bit left over.  The yarn is a superwash merino/nylon mix so quite different in texture to the West Yorkshire Spinners that I usually knit with as that is more woolly.  It's nice to have a change.
The pattern is the Basic 4ply Socks pattern with contrast cuffs, heels and toes.
I've taken lots of photos of what I did to break up the pooling across the gusset and I did promise that I would write that up as a tutorial.  I haven't forgotten, but there's something else that comes first ... 
THE WINWICK MUM SOCKALONG 6TH BIRTHDAY!!
SIX YEARS!!  Can you believe it?  Time certainly flies and I am so pleased that the tutorials are as helpful today as they were when I first wrote them.  I love being able to help people knit socks!
There's going to be the annual sock count and giveaway and the post for that will be on Monday 3 May 2021 as that's the birthday day itself, so do come back to the blog if you'd like to take part.  
It'll be lovely to see you! #SockKnitting #Socks #2021
SockKnitting Socks 2021