I think these are my favourite "me-made" socks (so far)
I bought two balls of Grignasco Strong print yarn, 75% wool, made in Italy. Totally love these colours here. They make me think of an old Master oil painting, of velvet and tarnished brass. It's so appropriate to my mind that this is Italian yarn, as these shades sum up my impressions of the big Italian cities that I have visited; the aged sophistication and dark rich sumptuousness of Carnevale di Venezia, brocades and frescoes.
Oh I know, right, these are just socks we're talking about here, but the colours of an item can often transport me off into fantasy land like so...
On a practical note, the lower wool content has meant these socks have never shrunk in the wash, and are still in perfect condition after a year of wear!