Here are the lovely socks - well one of them and the beginning of the other. As well as failing to sew up my knitting projects in the past I also find it difficult to knit the same piece twice - sleeves, cardigan fronts, just get bored easily. But that was the old me - and the new me knows that one sock is no good without the other!
The wool is Socka and is 75% superwash virgin wool 25% polyamide, the variegated colours knit up into lovely patterns of stripes and 'fairisle' type areas, as you can see. This wool can be ordered as a kit complete with needles, pattern and stitch markers from www.webofwool.co.uk so if you've thought of trying knitting in the round and fancy some fancy socks - what's stopping you?
Now the only question is "what does my dad think of stripy socks?" Happy birthday Dad.