This one's a pattern called P Sherman and has a big cable down the middle and a little one on each side. The yarn's a discontinued kind called Sockotta that's 45% cotton and 55% wool. Do not like. I've got two balls of it in another colorway. I'm going to use it on my knitter's loom.
This one's called Dragonfly. The yarn (both of them) are A Day in Stars Hollow. The sock is partly an experiment in wide leg/normal foot. I think the foot is still a tad too big. I can imagine the yarn knitted up in a long skinny scarf with the solid color in a fringe on each end. Lorelai might wear that.
This one is Boddam, with little cables and a zig zag pattern in purl stitches down the front. The yarn's from Gnarled Paw and is called Wooly-Paca. It's really nice. Gnarled Paw is having a sale that ends at midnight US Eastern time when April 20 turns over into April 21. Go to Etsy and check it out. I liked the yarn so much I went off my yarn diet by a couple of skeins. None of the Wooly-Paca was on sale (at least in a colorway I liked) but I found some that I did like.
Sorry about the pictures. Camera and I are at war again.
I was attracted to the South Pole Socks after watching several nature shows about penguins.
This yarn is one of the oldest in my stash. Pink, I should use it, I thought. Then I started knitting with it and remembered why I hadn't used it. I think it is cotton or cotton blend. The texture is not one I like. Still, I plan to finish the socks. I've forgotten the pattern name.
I'm a big fan of the tv show Gilmore Girls. When I saw last week's Entertainment Weekly with Lorelai and Rory on the cover, I started getting obsessed with it again. I have this yarn called A Day in Stars Hollow and decided I must knit something with it immediately! I struggled to come up with a pattern that was related in some way to the show. The lightbulb went on and I did a Ravelry search on "dragonfly" (Lorelai has an inn in Stars Hollow called the Dragonfly). I found a pattern called Dragonfly Socks that should work. We'll see.
Perfect timing, Mad Color! It's Saturday and you've supplied both yarn and a bag for enhancement.
This is the final shipment in the Monty Python club. The yarn's called Your Father Smells of Elderberries. I don't recall ever seeing an elderberry, but I'll bet it falls in this color range. I like it.
The Jessalu bag is inspired by "What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?". It has many blue birds which are no doubt swallows plus a bunch of formulas that must have something to do with velocity. I like it, especially since the color and design are unlike any of my other Jessalu bags.
I'm alternating between 3 different sock patterns. I'll do a cuff on one pair, a pattern repeat on another pair, and a heel turn on a third. It's goofy but it suits me.
I've had the Captain America yarn for ages. It was from my shiny yarn phase. The picture doesn't show it but there's silver in the red/blue yarn. I happened upon the Starry Night sock pattern and though it would translate from fine art inspired socks to graphic novel inspired socks. I wasn't sure about it at first, but now that I see the picture, it looks a lot like what I wanted.
Double Double socks:
It is the latest Club Mac pattern (inspired by Macbeth). It's hard to see, but it has a pretty lace and cable pattern. It's coming out well, but it will be a real nail-biter to see if there's enough yarn to finish the sceond sock.
I knit another pair of Water for the Elephants socks:
They're both done. There's only one pictured because the camera wants charging.
This was one of my multiple tries with extra drama. I saw a pair made with a multicolored background and wanted to make some. I tried two or three different colors without success. It turns out that self-striping is a bad idea with a capital BAD. I looked at many pictures of completed socks. I ended up using some
Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball because other people had used it and I did have a ball in my stash. It wasn't what I wanted, but I still like the socks.