Sunday, 5 June 2022

Socks inspired by van Gogh

I discovered a range of sock yarn from Opal that has been inspired by some of the artwork of Vincent van Gogh. My friend's son, who is taking Art for one of his GCSEs, loves van Gogh's work and has a poster of his favourite - Cafe Terrace at Night - on his bedroom wall. I was intrigued by the yarn and bought two balls - one of his favourite and the other Sunflowers - they really are so clever how they create these, aren't they?

Picture from Google

Plain vanilla socks were the obvious choice as the yarn was doing all the hard work. It's the first time I've knitted such large socks - size 11 feet! But I managed to get a pair out of one ball without the need for contrast cuff/heel/toe and still have some left over for a scrappy pair. 

Flo's tail is pointing out the socks! She is such a helpful girl! The socks were very well received by my friend's son and he has worn them loads! It's lovely when your knitted gifts are appreciated isn't it? xxx


1 comment:

VeggieMummy said...

Oh, I'm loving that yarn! When my daughter and I went to the Van Gogh immersive experience, the 'Cafe Terrace at Night' was her favourite painting. I think I may have to buy a skein and make her some socks for her birthday. I'm glad that your socks were so well received. xx