Every year around this time I try to knit myself a birthday present (don't worry, it's not today!)
It's a good idea, don't you think? I mean: not many knitters get knit for. This year of course I've been Rather Occupied but a few days before the big day I found time to knit the second toe of my Geranium sock. I was really glad I'd put in the time on them earlier because it's ages since I've had a chance to do anything nice for myself.
I was also glad I made them a little big - longer and wider than I'd normally do for myself. This way they trap more heat and feel more like slippers.
Probably I could also slip another pair of slimmer socks underneath, if I was really cold. I used to do that when I was getting bundled up to go out in too-big, unlined skates. Did you?
There is a lot of purple going on here in the toe, and I found it more weird as I finished the second than when I had finished the first, but I am not complaining. All three yarns are very soft and cosy and that's everything you want in a good thick boot sock.
And comfortable warm socks handknit by somebody who loves you? That's everything you want in a birthday.
Hope you've had a good week and have a great weekend, and I will see you Monday!