I never really understood the urge to knit socks. Socks seem to be rather ho-hum articles of clothing, mostly obscured by shoes and pant legs. Why devote so much time to knitting one? Even as I knit one right now, I don't plan on becoming an avid sock knitter. BUT one thing I will say: sock yarns can be fantastic flights of colorful fancy. And I would only dream of wearing such crazy fabric on my feet!
This sock I'm working on (oh, I guess I'll do a pair, but do I have to?) is made out of Opal sock yarn, from their Hundertwasser series. Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) was an Austrian painter and architect, all about color and drawing outside the lines. The painting my sock yarn is based on (yes, crazy notion) is Winterbild:
I think Opal has done a heck of a job getting color combinations in the sock yarn to echo the painting. What Hundertwasser would think about these colors being worn on people's feet is another matter.
I just love the colors in this particular row of stitches - looks like candy, doesn't it? But, egads, can you imagine wearing this as a sweater? But they will do as socks. I will post when done!