Not stashenhancementfest or Rhinebeckfest. There should be socks.
And there are.
Pattern: Friday Harbor by Nancy Bush from Knitting on the Road.
Yarn: All Things Heather sportweight and I can't find the ballband to tell you the color. Electric Melon maybe?
Needles: Susan Bates DPNs. I had to go up to size US 4 needles to get gauge. Yikes.
Thoughts: Make sure you check out the errata. I did end up making a booboo on the second sock - I forgot that the two "edge" stitches on the instep are supposed to be knit, instead of purled. Whoops. Not a life ending deal though. I also knit these a bit shorter in the foot - I couldn't make it through the second chart, as my row gauge was way off in my attempt to get stitch gauge. Lucky for me, row gauge is not a huge deal in socks.
I really like these socks! They are very comfy, the pattern was enjoyable, and the colors are great. I can't say enough good things about the yarn - lovely colors, nicely spun and an incredible yardage - I have a TON of yarn left over. Now, I didn't make these very tall and I knit them on 4s, but you should have enough yarn to do most patterns with. A very generous 100 oz skein. And a special shout out to my KSKS pal, Shari for making such a great choice. And I even have my KSKS bag in use right now with my blue/green STR socks inside. (More on those later.) Best part? I'm wearing them right now, as it's finally gotten chilly here at night!
And there's more!
Pattern: Just a simple stockinette sock over 60 stitches.
Yarn: Regia surf
Needles: Brittany DPNs, sz US 1.5
Thoughts: I love this yarn! I'm so glad that I have another ball in the stash. It is very soft (especially compared to Sockotta - the only other cotton blend sock yarn I've used), and the colors are great. And I'm psyched that I got the stripes to match. I will be wearing these a lot.
The things I go through for your entertainment. I took this picture myself, with my pant legs rolled up around my knees, balancing and bent over with my head against the wall so I didn't fall on the camera. Whew.
I'm trying hard not to cast on for any new pairs. But it's still Socktober for another week, and I have all these empty neeedles....what to do.....