Pattern: my own
Yarn:.... Regia Canadian Fashion colour 4733, 'Ottawa'
Needles: 2,25 mm dpn rosewood
These socks are rather short, with a twisted ribbing cuff, a short row heel and a simple left side/right side leaning decrease toe. Really nothing special except for the colourway. Hurray for the Canadian colours! The colour combination is often somewhat unexpected, nontheless nice and the long stripe repeats are just enough for my short term memory to gorget what comes next. Very entertaining.
I tried to find the inspiration behind the colour combination as I did so successfully for Vancouver (and mama-of-purl even better for Alberta!) but...
Hey, anybody from Ottawa? Is the thing you want to show off most really the Hard Rock Café? It is really prominent in the search results for Ottawa and somehow the only thing that matches the colour other than this 'typical' white water rafter. (I'll spare you the burgers, fries and mustard!)
I still like the colours, though. On the plus side: After knitting the brown stripes, I am longing for a knit project in chocolate! Well... chocolate coloured yarn. It ill not be socks. It might be a sweater or top. We'll see.
And because the hunt on nature inspiration was so dissappointing this time, I'll leave you with a quote on one of the dominant colours.
There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)