first up, is a pretty koigu sock that is in progress. i am almost finished with the first sock. all i really have left to do is bind off, if i could only decide which bind off to use.
the pattern is called "on-hold" by wendy johnson, from her book _socks from the toe up_. i'm knitting it as part of a kal on ravelry. the pair must be knit in the month of july. i won't have a problem finishing, i know, but when one is knitting multiple socks for multiple kal's, all with deadlines ... something's gotta give.
at least, having knitted the first sock and keeping good notes, i know what to do on the second sock. i figured this koigu was a good choice because koigu has such skimpy yardage, and it's nice to use it all up w/o leftovers, or running out.
next up is another kal sock, also via ravelry.
this very green sock is rick from _sock innovation_.
the yarn is knitpick's bare superwash merino/nylon, dyed with wilton's icing dye. it's been in my stash for at least a good year (which is really not a very long time!). i had started this sock with malabrigo sock yarn, but for this pattern, i found it too lifeless. i'm knitting on 2.5mm dpns, and i think those needles were just too big for the malabrigo ... but smaller needles would had made a smaller sock (which was not the goal).
another kal sock? why YES! but this one is for the june challenge (the sock knitter's anonymous group gives you 2 months to finish the pair).
this is nancy bush's birch leaf sock, and the pattern is found in _a gathering of lace_.
this sock is the second sock ! soon there will be a pair :)
next up is a sock that's just because it's summer ....
i stalled a bit when i got to dividing for the heel because the pattern i am using wasn't written for the lace to go down the front of the foot (just on the leg). also, i knitted a heel from a different pattern ... this heel is a short row garter stitch heel with a mini-gusset. both sock patterns are by a woman named debi, and though i downloaded the patterns via ravelry, she does have a blog and both sock patterns (lizzie's lacy ribs and crystals, 'combs and cables) are on her sidebar.
of course, there are more socks and yarns i want to knit. i will work on finishing my socks for these various kal's, and i will also knit other socks just because it's summer ....