This is the lighting angle that shows the colors of the Mountain Colors yarn the truest: at least two shades of red, rose, magenta, burgundy, and purple.
Going to the end of the picnic table and shooting it from the side, the color looks different--warmer than it really is, especially in the cuffs:
Stitch definition is lovely with the Mountain Colors yarn, really showing off the Eye of Partridge heel reinforcement (which extends for another inch under the heel.) The Herdwick yarn is a very different yarn, undyed and mixed of both light and dark wools. It's not a soft yarn, although it feels wonderful once it's on. You can see the ribbing developing, but it will never be as "sharp" as in the other yarns. It's very warm. I plan to wear the Herdwick socks when it's below freezing. The Mountain Colors socks will go into the regular rotation for ordinary socks. The sporty-shorty socks are summer socks and will drop from the rotation until hot weather next year. Next up after the Mountain Colors socks are done will be a turquoise pair; next up after the Herdwick socks will probably be another pair of Herdwick socks. There won't be another picture of either of these until they're done, unless something "interesting" happens.