They are done at last! I started these at Christmas and am finally finished. We’ve had some twists and turns along the way, but it was worth it.
I woke up at six and took advantage of the bright morning sun and the complete silence in the house to finish them off. As I was working, I was really glad that there wasn’t a hidden camera filming me. (I noticed at one point that my face was screwed up in concentration usually reserved for five year olds learning to tie shoes!) For a first solo-Kitchener attempt, I think I did pretty well!
I suspect most people will either love or hate these socks, depending on personal tastes. They are fabulously bright, and the Mad Color Weave pattern makes them seem even more so. I think that, had I used a straight stockinette stitch the whole way, the socks would appear to have bands of blue/yellow and orange/purple. My daughter is excited about wearing them, because she knows that they will make people turn and look. (I warned her that this would not necessarily be a good thing, but she just laughed. I think she likes being outrageous!)
I really like the look of the heel, but I’m not sure how I’m going to feel wearing them. I have a wide foot, and the square heel is much more narrow than my heel.
I’m most pleased that the varying weight of the first and second skein of yarn does not seem as obvious as I feared it would. In fact, I don’t think that the anyone other than the most critical observer can even see where I changed skeins. I ended up running out of the thicker skein at the end of the second sock and had to switch back to the first skein. Again, it’s not immediately obvious, even to me, where that happened. So I’m happy.
Now we just need some cold weather so that I can wear them. Alas, it’s supposed to get up to 97 F today, so I’ll have to wait.