first i cast on a classic nancy bush pattern, rib and cable socks, from an old issue of IK magazine. and i used stash! this yarn is by emily parsons, and she calls her yarn sophie's toes. i love her yarn. the dye job is beautiful and it's got a great twist and loft. this colorway is called froggy.
this might be kinda "cheating" for me, as the pattern is not terribly challenging. but, sometimes i need something other than stockinette, but not a total head game.
i am on the toe right now. i usually stall there. thus, to be consistent, i proudly report i have stalled. i can't decide if i should rip back a bit or finish the toe now. i'm afraid my sock foot is too long. hmmmm .... i drive myself crazy.
i am knitting these on 2.5mm dpns as the yarn has lots of "boing" and it's only a 60 st cast on.
my other pair i started a few days ago. i'm knitting kristi from _sock innovation_.
as you can see, i'm using "craft store" yarn. but, i'm liking it very much. i have used it before for both my haruni and bluebells.
the yarn has a bit of hazy fuzz factor, but still manages to deliver good stitch definition. i'm knitting these on 2.5mm needles as well, as i was concerned the twisted traveling stitches might compromise the stretch of the fabric. but, it has plenty of stretch. i might even have to drop a needle size when i get to the foot.