Saturday, 15 July 2017

Pink Flamingo Socks

Another pair of Christmas socks knitted up, the gift drawer is filling up nicely. I'm determined I'm not going to be at the last minute with my Christmas knitting this year.


These socks are for Daniel's girlfriend and they're the first pair of socks I've knitted with contrasting cuffs, heels and toes. I used West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply, the main body of the sock is knitted in Pink Flamingo colourway and the cuffs, heels and toes are knitted in the Candyfloss colourway. I like how West Yorkshire Spinners do colours which mix and match with each other.


I used the Vanilla Latte Socks pattern again, a nice simple pattern but not totally plain.

I'm pleased how these socks have turned out and I shall definitely knit contrasting cuffs, heels and toes again.

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  1. They are beautiful, what a wonderful gift, such a pretty colour.

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    1. I'm impressed with the West Yorkshire Spinners yarn, they do some fabulous colourways.

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  2. I love the socks, everyone is going to be really pleased to receive such a useful gift.

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    1. I'm happy that I'm going to be able to gift a pair of hand knitted socks to all my family.

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  3. Vanilla latte socks ... good enough to drink, Jo!!! They are really pretty. All they need now is a perfectly shaped foot and ankle to set them off!
    Margaret P

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    1. I'm always fascinated by the name the designers give to their patterns. This pattern is so named as "These are vanilla socks with just a tiny kick of caffeine like the coffee milk my grandmother treated me with when I visited her".

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  4. Jo your socks are lovely, perfect color! I am so pleased for you with all of your harvest from your last post. So exciting!

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    1. I hope Daniel's girlfriend likes the socks, I'm sure she will. My home grown produce is a small quantity this year, but definitely better than nothing.

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  5. Beautiful, such a stunning gift. Its a wonderful feeling to have some Christmas gifts made.

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    1. I'm feeling confident, for a change, of getting all my Christmas knitting done in time this year, it's so much less stressful starting early.

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  6. Such pretty colors, I'm betting she'll love them.

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    1. I hope so, I do think these socks are pretty.

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  7. Shock!
    Horror!
    I actually saw an advert on TV last night to order your Christmas Tree!

    You are also getting organised for Christmas - I do like these socks and the colours are just perfect.

    Happy Weekend Wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. Goodness. I haven't seen any Christmas adverts as yet but I do intend to get all my hand knitted gifts done in good time this year. I've had too many years in the past where I've left everything till the last minute.

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  8. They turned out so well! I've not done any contrasting heel/cuff/toe socks yet but I do really like the look of them so will be giving them a go at some point.

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    1. I think a Fish Lips Kiss Heel will look good in a contrasting colourway so I'm going to give that a go at some point.

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  9. Another pair!!!! You're really on a roll. I'll admit that they are probably my favourite so far, but then you know I love pink.(giggle). Hope your weekend is sunny & warm & take care.

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    1. I'm definitely in a sock knitting mood at the moment so I'm taking advantage and getting my Christmas knits done while I'm in the mood. Mick actually said that he liked this pair best out of all the socks I'd knit, not for himself, obviously!

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  10. These socks are beautiful, Jo. I'm sure Daniel's girlfriend will love them! :o)

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    1. I think she will. She's always very grateful for any gifts she receives anyway so she's definitely knit worthy.

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  11. Another great pair of socks! It is good that the different yarns mix and match so well together isn't it.

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    1. I love how the yarns mix and match, you can use the same yarn to make lots of pairs of socks which look totally different from each other.

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  12. My MIL buys her gifts throughout the year and is always so imaginative. Clearly thinking ahead as you both do pays dividends (and spreads the cost!). I really need to join in ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. I must admit that as well as making gifts, I often buy things if I see them throughout the year, especially if I see things in a sale. I've already got a few things stashed ready for when December comes round.

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  13. Beautiful, they're so perfectly stitched! I wish I was better about putting aside presents for Christmas. They'll be such lovely gifts!

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    1. I'm quite excited about getting everything finished in good time and having some hand knitted things to gift this year.

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  14. I love the colours and it does contrast very well having the heel, toes and cuffs in another shade. It must feel good getting on top of your presents xx

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    1. I'm really pleased with the contrasting cuffs, heels and toes, especially when the colours work so well together. I'm really pleased I'm getting some of my gifts made and out of the way, I'll be glad I've started early once Christmas comes around as it seems to creep up so quickly.

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  15. I've never done the contrasts, something I hope to rectify in the future, good for using up oddments.

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    1. I really like how they've come out with the contrasts, I shall definitely knit more socks this way.

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  16. They look great. How good it it to start Christmas presents early!xxx

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    1. I've still got lots more to knit for Christmas so it's a good job I've started when I have, I'd have never got everything done on time otherwise.

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  17. Gorgeous socks. I really love the colour and I'm sure Daniels girlfriend will be thrilled with them. X

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    1. They're such a pretty colour. I can't wait to find out what Daniel's girlfriend thinks of them.

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  18. Your Christmas present box is filling up nicely. Love the colour and I'm sure Daniels girlfriend with love them.
    I like the contrast heel and toe, it adds a bit more interest.

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    1. I'm ahead of myself with Christmas gifts this year. I'm really impressed with the West Yorkshire Spinners yarn, there's some lovely colours and they contrast beautifully with each other.

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  19. How I wish I was on your Christmas list, Jo. Those pink flamingo socks should have my name on them. P. x

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    1. Ha ha, my Christmas list seems to get longer every year. I'm going to end up starting my knitting in January at this rate.

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