So how did I find myself knitting my a pair of socks, with heels and toes and rib in Electric Lime, and vibrant Opal Fruit stripes down the legs?
Why did I pick such colours to glow in my stash of tasteful stash of misty blues and greens with a hint of dusty mauve? What on earth was I thinking? Yet drawn I was to the bright lights of lime and pink and orange, and I really enjoyed having such manic colours on my needles.
And now I have just finished my Electric Rock socks, which speak to me of sunshine and pumpkins, and glow quite magnificently as I stand in my stockinged feet. I don't think that I have ever knitted quite such a joyous pair of socks, which peek out between blue jeans and black Converses in a rather anarchic way which makes me smile to look at them.
Almost to the instant that I posted them on my Ravelry page I received an appreciative comment about the colours, and I just wanted to say to you, why not take a risk with colour?
Choose something that is the complete antithesis of what you think you like and see what happens. You could end up dressed to match the pumpkins just like me.
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And for those of you who want some socks just like mine, the yarn is the appropriately named Skein Queen Squash, a lovely yarn to knit with and very soft on the feet, in Electric Lime and Olive Snook, pattern from Ann Budd's wonderful sock book. Go on, be brave!