I cast these socks on over the Christmas holidays so given the amount of other WIP's I've got going on at the moment I've knitted these up quite quickly. I ended up frogging my first one back a little so I could knit it a bit longer. If you've got glittery rainbow yarn then you want to make the most of it :-p
I did a FLK heel (fish lips kiss) and it helpfully worked out that one half of the heel was exactly a stripe's worth. I guess I could have done an afterthought heel or used a contrast yarn but I'm not bothered
I managed to get the stripes to match up almost perfectly. It did require cutting the yarn near the begining on the second sock to match it up but I think the extra couple of ends were worth it. I also made the cuffs longer than usual so I could have 3 complete stripes of colour and then a single round of the pink stripe before the cast off row. Normally I'm someone that counts every row and like things to be even numbers so just doing it by eye was a bit radical for me lol. I love how it's worked though so will try to be more relaxed about numbers in the future. At least on stripy projects ;-)
Linking up with Nicole's Keep Calm Craft On.
I'm still feeling a bit sorry for myself with my cough keeping me up at night and having to sleep on the sofa for the fourth night in a row so I can be in a more upright position. Luckily it just seems to be a cough (and sore stomach muscles!) rather than anything more unpleasant so I'm just being a bit whingy. Hopefully I'll be back to normal again by the weekend :-)