Still playing catch-up, but these are the last pair of completed but un-blogged socks.
Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks by Mona Schmidt (Interweave Knits winter 2005/Favorite Socks)
Yarn: Louet Gems Fine/Sport Weight (100% superwash merino), colorway Fern Green, one skein plus part of a second
Needles: two US 1 (2.5 mm) 12" Addi Turbo circs
Started/Completed: May 20/June 10
Recipient: My future mother-in-law, for her birthday
Mods: I joined for working in the round from the beginning, shortened the cuff to 3/4", and did not cut the yarn after turning the heel
I loved this pattern, strange instructions notwithstanding. The yarn I selected was a little short in the yardage, I grant you, but it makes for incredibly squishy socks. These are a little on the thick side, so I'm not sure if the recipient will be able to fit them into shoes, but that only means she'll wear them around the house and therefore will be able to show off the patterning all the way down the sock.
I am already planning a pair of these for myself, in some Koigu I picked up not long after starting these socks.
Last night I decided I was ready for a little break from the sock knitting and cast on for a new sweater for Aidan. I'm using a basic baby sweater pattern, but I'm working in some color to make a replica of a jacket for what is destined to become Aidan's favorite baseball team. Can you guess which team that might be?
Tonight it's time to start the raglan increases and get the main part of the sweater going. I can't stand the cuteness -- and only for this little one would I make all those color changes and have to weave in all those ends!