Pattern: Crosshatch Lace from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, worked over 60 stitches
Yarn: Louet Gems fine/sport weight (100% superwash merino), colorway Pink Panther, one skein (with leftovers!)
Needles: two US 1 (2.5 mm) 12" Addi Turbo circs
Started/Completed: May 27/May 31
Recipient: my mom, for her birthday
Since my mother celebrates her birthday in the summer, I thought I'd make her some summery-ish socks -- shorter leg and a lace pattern. Notice I didn't bother to substitute another fiber for my beloved wool, oh no.
In any case, these were a fun and quick knit. I have yet to block them (that will be done when we get back from vacation), and I have a feeling the lace will open up more once I do. This yarn is a dream. It's heavier than most fingering weight yarns; I'd compare it to Socks That Rock mediumweight. The result is a very squishy sock that is super comfortable on the foot.
Here's a close-up of the stitch pattern (I really need to get myself some real sock blockers instead of these ghetto requisitioned wire hangers!):
My yarn is packed up and ready to go on vacation. There's just a few more hours left in the contest, so go make your guess if you haven't already!