The Sugar Frost Socks by Marianne Heikknen are the latest pair of socks to make it in to my Christmas gift pile. These will be a gift for Eleanor.
Made from West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply in the Sherbet Fizz colourway, I used Candyfloss for the contrasting cuffs, heels and toes. I wasn't really feeling it as I was knitting them up. I wasn't sure if I liked the colour of the stripes, how they worked together or how the yarn worked in this pattern, I'm not really sure what it was.
I'm glad I persevered though as I'm really pleased with them now that they're finished and they actually look even better when they're being worn, the stripes stretch out a bit and give a more pleasing effect overall. There's just one thing that I'm not convinced about and that's the toes. I followed the pattern but I much prefer a more wedged toe which is grafted together, whereas this toe is more rounded and the remaining stitches at the end are gathered on yarn which is pulled through them. It gives a bit of a pointy end, but they look okay on. I won't use this toe pattern again though.
The gift pile is growing steadily.
I'm on track for having all my Christmas gifts made in good time this year.