FO: Thora Socks by Rachel Coopey, aka the Christmas Explosion socks

What is left to be said about my Christmas Explosion socks?
I finished them on Boxing Day just as a big storm hit our small corner of the world.

 In fact, these socks look a lot like the weather map for Scotland over the past 24 hours.

We lost a few branches and the outside light was blown off the side of the house, taking a large section of harling with it, but I think we got off lightly.  I was surprised to find the tarpaulin still covering the woodpile this morning.

 Stats:
Pattern:  Thora from A Knitted Sock Society by Rachel Coopey
Yarn:  Knitting Goddess 4 ply sock yarn, 75% superwash merino, 25% nylon, in the colourway Jolly Holly

Process:
This is one of those compulsive patterns which lures you forward into knitting just one more section until suddenly you realise you have finished a pair of socks :)
I really enjoyed the yarn too – the crazy pooling adds to the character of these socks.  It is much softer than I expected from a 75/25 mix – a seriously good workhorse sock yarn that comes in a remarkable range of colours.  (And there is a 20% off sale on right now… just saying!)

Verdict:
I wanted a pair of cheerful Christmas socks and that is definitely what I got!
I am very happy :)