The boy and I went on a little expedition to the wharf to take photos of the Eriskay socks.
Given that these are socks inspired by the ganseys worn by fishermen and their families, I thought it would be appropriate to take photos of them in their natural setting. The Petone Wharf is a popular fishing spot, and has beautiful views of Wellington harbour.
It was a lovely evening, and the fishermen had their lines out.
We were lucky to see a catch being hauled in.
Someone will eat well tonight! These are Kahawai, (Arripis Trutta) a fish endemic to New Zealand and Eastern Australian waters.
So here, they are, the finished Eriskay socks.
You may remember that the Eriskay gansey demonstrates a range of knitterly techniques, and so I designed these socks to reflect the the range of skills needed to knit an Eriskay. I also tried to keep in theme with the beauty of an Eriskay sweater. I’m very happy with how they turned out.
Cabling runs down the back of the leg, with the front knitted in a range of lace and knit/purl patterns evocative of those used in a gansey.
The boy did an excellent job of photographing the socks.
We were going to stay on the wharf and enjoy the light supper of roast chicken and fresh bread that we had brought with us, but the wind was rather cold! Instead, we retreated to the car, and enjoyed the sunset in more comfortable conditions.
It was a nice end to a lovely day.
Don’t forget, the Eriskay socks are free to download until 8 July. I loaded the full version of the pattern to Ravelry this morning. Enjoy!