My oldest UFO is complete at last! I began the Mulled Wine Socks back in December 2008 and finished the first one on holiday at New Year 2009.
I only got round to casting on for sock 2 in the past week. So they could have been finished long ago - tsk!
Mulled Wine Socks from the Loumms Year of Socks.
I love this yarn! Two skeins have made me a pair of socks and a pair of mittens for my daughter and the colour glows in both projects. It is more red than pink in real life. It is one of those two-strand-twist merinos, but "fatter" than Cherry Tree Hill. It really made those cables pop!
The pattern is very complex. These little socks have had everything thrown at them: bobbles, twists, cables, lace. The short-row heel was very well-written to avoid holes. It might be a bit shallow for my instep though.
If I was to knit them again I probably wouldn't use the roll-over cuff with all those bobbles. I can't get it to lie properly and it's just a bit too fussy for my taste.
Loads of fun though!
It makes for a great holiday knitting project - even in February it made me think about Christmas. Or maybe that was the snow! I would recommend it to someone who wants to test themselves and try out different techniques.
Probably some simple vanilla socks in self-striping yarn while I gather my strength to tackle the other UFO - my Zur Lederhos'n socks for FL. Because while knitting the Mulled Wine socks I realised where I had gone wrong with the Lederhos'n's - and it involves ripping - gulp!