Oh my how socks can take a long time when you don't work on them everyday. I started these socks about 4 months ago and after a year-long study of socks, I lost interest midway through the first sock. I'm sure you can all sympathize with how hard it was to push through the second sock. But, now I am confident that I can make socks well...no holes...thanks to the Evil Sock Genius!
The photos show a purple hue, but there is no purple in it, just the blues and black/greys. You will note that there is a color change...and none to subtle...at the top of the leg. Well, my son wanted calf-high socks but I didn't think I would have enough to do that. So, I went for a simple black superwash merino wool and that did the trick. I figure no one would see them under his pant legs anyway.
I am now searching for just the right raglan sweater to knit for him for Christmas. I want something with cables, but don't want something that is all cables, perhaps something on the yoke, or some simple cabling in the front and along the arm. If you know of any that I might try, give me a shout!