Over the Rainbow
I am madly in love with these socks! I’ve been trying to finish off some socks my mum started (but couldn’t manage) for her birthday, but truth be told, I’m bored with the yarn - It’s a self striper in a colour-way I don’t much care for, oh and her birthday is on Friday! Anyway, the other day I was having a bit of a browse and I found pattern and fell in love.
I was thinking how much they reminded me of Rainbow Bright which I was pretty into when I was little, alongside My Little Pony and the good old Care Bears ( I should point out I have just been given a My Little Pony T-shirt by my Mum which I love and I also have Love-a-Lot Bear on my mobile phone), and then I read that the pattern designer was also inspired by Rainbow Bright and the crew!
Now, feel I’m really going to have to knit them, and as socks is all I’m up to at the moment I don’t think it’s a bad plan, but I’m not sure about yarn. I’d love to use some stash, but don’t have any appropriate sock yarn. I decided I’d like them to stripe like the ones pictured, but thought I might want a more ‘authentic’ Rainbow Bright colour scheme, something more primary, or, well, bright! And then I found Opal ‘Feelings 1701’ (scroll down) and I’m seriously tempted!
…Of course it also seems like some sort of weird synchronicity that I’m currently fundraising for the Rainbow Trust!