This is actually a fairly terrible photo, the colours are all wrong and it makes them look a bit iffy, when they are in fact quite lovely. I finished them in time to wear on Christmas Day- a little present from me to me. I was suitably grateful! :D
Pattern- Temperance by Liz Abinante. The pattern is inspired by the TV show Bones, I love that show! And although I am not in the habit of thinking about fictional people as if they were real I have to be honest I am not convinced the character they were inspired by would be convinced by handknit socks- too logical, maybe she would be convinced if someone made her a pair. Anyway, I switched it to a top down sock as that is my preference, I just used the twisted stitch pattern on my standard sock method. I did forget to turn it upside down to accommodate the change in direction, but it works ok. They could have done with being a few rows longer too.
Yarn- Mirasol Yarn Chirapa in purple shades. This is a lovely smooth merino. It is a little thicker than most sock yarns, which is how I prefer them really, you get a nice firm fabric without resorting to teeny tiny needles.
It seems to be the day of poor pictures (will do better next year :D), this is a close up of the trellis pattern created by the twisted stitches. They are much easier to see in real life