Bright bright socks
Generally speaking, bright sunlight is terrible for photography. It’s harsh and washy-outy, it makes for evil shadows, it makes people squint. A light cloud cover is almost always more flattering and forgiving.
These socks, however, pretty much had to be photographed in bright light. Even so, it’s not entirely obvious how obnoxious they are. I love it. (Should have wet and re-dried them to get rid of the creasing, but eh. I’m actually considering getting some sock blockers, but it hasn’t really felt like a necessity yet.)
Hopefully, you can tell how almost-perfectly matched they are. I’m pretty proud of myself.
(And yes, it’s still raining. Took a while to get around to blogging this. Last night I found myself in no less than three different warm hand knits — cardigan, socks, and the hat from yesterday which I finished and immediately put on. I came close to throwing on a shawl as well.)
Yarn is Zauberball, in what I believe is Fuchsia, and Drops Fabel for the black. Basic toe-up pattern with an afterthought heel. The plan was to weigh the yarn along the way and stop when I was nearing half — fortunately I weighed the ball first and discovered that I’d been cheated out of four whole grams. Gasp! I stopped well before the halfway point so I could make them match, but still. The nerve! Also, both yarns were kind of bleedy — my fingers were gray from the black, and when I soaked the finished socks the water turned interesting shades of dirty purple.