This is the time of year for family. Here is a family of socks that I finished up over the fall.
First, the twins.
These socks used some very old stash yarn, Sundara Sport in Chocolate over Cotton Candy. I originally knit a single Snicket Sock with them, but I never liked the sock enough to actually knit a mate for it. Finally, I thought it was crazy to leave such a nice yarn unknit that I ripped out the old sock and remade it into simple stockinette. They're cozy and warm, and I find it comforting to wear them.
Of course, these twins have one noticeable difference. I ran out of yarn with six rows left in the toe. I substituted in some other scraps of Sundara Sport that I happened to have.
The sister socks are wildly colored.
The yarn is from Creatively Dyed, and it's a riot of purples and yellows and how those two colors interact in different ways. I love how the colors look all knitted up. I made a garter stitch leg, heel, and toe on these socks, and let the bottom of the foot be stockinette with the top remaining in garter.
And finally, the cousins. It might be hard to tell that they're from the same family.
This yarn is Unisono from Zitron. The color runs are very long, so I broke them up by striping in yarn from the outside of the yarn ball. This pair has grown on me a lot, and I really like them now. At first, it was quite strange that the first sock (the one on the right) had no warm colors, and then the second one was almost exclusively warm. I'm glad that the blue made a reappearance on the foot to help tie them together.