One of the things we saw when we were in Vienna in September was the beautiful Hundertwasserhaus.
I was very taken by the fabulous colours and asymmetric design, and when, a couple of days later, we wandered into the haberdashery department of the Ludwig Beck department store in Munich and saw that they stocked Opal Hundertwasser sock yarn, I couldn’t resist buying a couple of balls, and I used one of them (the colourway is “Hainburg – Die freie Natur ist unsere Freiheit”) to make T’s latest pair of socks.
The pattern is (once again) Earl Grey, which I could pretty much knit in my sleep by now. I really like the way the yarn knitted up, though I’m quite surprised by how closely the colours on the two socks line up because I’d thought I was starting at different points in the colour sequence. I knitted the first sock and most of the leg of the second on the bus to and from work in the first few weeks of December, then managed to finish them off in the first three days of January after getting all my other WIPs out of the way over Christmas. This meant that for about half an hour on Thursday evening, I had no WIPs at all, possibly for the first time since I started knitting, but obviously it didn’t take long to cast a new project on!