May is usually my flat month (three significant death anniversaries) but the last week has been rockin' so that is good :-)
I thought things were not going so well when the Holy Blessed Sock (ie the sock that had been held by the Great One herself, aka the yarnharlot) took two weeks to knit. Oh my. 76 stitches and 2mm needles and it just draggggggged onnnn and onnnnnnnnnn and onnnnnnnnnnnn.
So I finally got it to the point where I could cast it off and forget about it for the time being. I thought it killed my sock mojo.
Got these ones done in a WEEK!
I really enjoyed knitting these. I think it showed in that it took very little time to knit them.
Yarn is Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in colourway Strawberries and Limes, I think (can't find the labels lurking - they will appear sooner or later). The colours are closest in the first and last pics, at least on my laptop which has very wonky colour balance. I used 2.5mm needles and a few less stitches than normal (58 or 60 compared to 64). They are toe up, as I prefer, using one of Cat Bordhi's sockitectures. I placed the gusset increases on either side 3 stitches from the sole.
Heels are eye of partridge cos I *really* like it and it looks so pretty with patterned yarns.
Now I have to finish the current sock, which I am not enjoying as much cos I am winging a lace pattern and it isn't right but heck it is on a SOCK and who is going to see it? I also have a little top down raglan bolero I am working on - I am knitting it continental to ensure that I know what I am doing when I run a knitting class on it in a couple of weeks. So far so good! :-)