This photo has nothing to do with knitting. It is a spiral staircase at Kew Gardens where I spent this afternoon. It's just prettier than my FO which is illusion-knit so doesn't photograph well.
Anyway, knitting. DNA illusion socks. Done.
I used leftover yarn from Bakerloo, the illusion-sock idea from Lovemeknot and the dna chart from Rosalind. I'm calling them Dr Moreau. They are for a science teacher friend of mine who goes under the name of Dippy. A very late birthday present.
They were late partly because it took me a month or so after his birthday to actually cast on (ahem), but also because Dippy has HUGE feet (hence bagginess in the shots above, those are my feet - and yes, in case Dippy is reading, I did take the photos before I washed them).
At least I think he has big feet. I measured them properly but I decided to knit him socks at our joint birthday party last April, and by the time I got the measuring tape out we'd both had a drink or two. So I hope they fit.
Next project? To continue with the mixing it up theme, I thought I'd try Crusoe, but toe-up with a dutch heel.