Thursday, 28 October 2010

Synesthesia Socks

A while back a got some lovely yarn in a cotton/wool blend in a Karma Swap on Ravelry. When I saw the yarn I thought I would knit a pair of socks for my friend Val. While checking out her queue to see what might take her fancy my attention was drawn to the Synesthesia Socks.

Why might you ask? Well of course because its a pretty pattern but also because its an interesting condition. According to Wikipedia it is "a neurologically-based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway". I recall the little daughter of a friend of mine once remarking upon hearing a piece of classical music "that tastes green!" I think that illustrates the condition rather nicely.

So here are the socks. The yarn is Brown Sheep Cotton Fine and the needle size 2.25.

I have also recently had a birthday and was taken to Bendigo Woollen Mills on the day. This is my haul.

Not a bad way to spend a birthday.


Sue said...

Those socks are just beautiful. Ooh lucky you going to Bendigo for your birthday. The haul looks lovely, and I am still waiting on my order to arrive from last week. They must be busy with their sale I think. Happy Birthday too, I nearly forgot!

Mary said...

Oops, I missed your birthday. I hope you had as fabulous a day as the yarn haul implies! It all looks very yummy.

Beautiful socks!