I absolutely love my new socks. Lovelovelove.
Pattern: Rib & Cable Socks by Nancy Bush from Fall '05 Interweave Knits
Yarn: Socks that Rock medium weight in County Clare. Gift from Hubbo for my birthday.
Needles: Susan Bates US 2s DPNs
Dates: Started October 17. Finished Thursday November 30.
Mods: I didn't knit the heel or the toe as the pattern called for. I thought the heel looked fiddly, so I just went with my standard heel flap. I knit the first toe as the pattern was written, but I didn't like the way it felt on my toes, especially in shoes. So I ripped out the first toe and lengthened the pattern and decreased as normal for both toes. Much better.
Thoughts: Love the yarn. Love. And the pattern is great - just interesting enough, gives me something to look forward to every so many rows, and is simple and classic. Fits really well too.
Love the yarn. Love the colors, love the way it feels to knit it, love the way it feels on my feet. Love. Must buy more.
Onward to the Christmas knitting!