As promised, pics of the finished socks!
Alas, taking pics in the snow is rather challenging. I thought the snow would provide a lovely atmospheric background and bounce lots of light around and make things all easy and pretty. Um. No. Not so much. Instead it was cold, kept falling on the socks and the camera, made the colors look funny, and just generally inconvenienced both the photographer (The Boy) and the model (me).
It did, however, demonstrate the astonishing insulative power of wool (in case there was any doubt). My feet were not cold at any point during this photo shoot (my legs were another story). I could even walk in the snow and it wasn’t really any colder than walking in shoes. However, it turns out snow sticks to wool in a rather astounding way. Two steps in the snow and I was a white fluffy mess. Now I take pictures in part to document my knitting and in part because it’s fun to play with the camera. But let’s be honest, I also take them to try and convince you to buy my patterns and make your own socks. This picture isn’t likely to convince you to do anything other than move to a warmer climate. I include it merely to demonstrate the amazingly velcro-like effect of wool on snow.