I finished Richard’s slowly striping socks. Despite the offers of several very nice people for remnants of yard that was a similar colorway (but still different enough from mine to be obvious, alas), I finally gave up and decided to give him black toes. I’ve had this black sock yarn for a while (it’s from Tess Designer Yarns) and it was originally earmarked for a windowpane tank top, but I lost the pattern and I suspect I would never have gotten around to it anyway. And it occurred to me that Richard usually prefers darker, duller colors in his socks and black tends to go with all of those, so….the black yarn has now been designated Richard’s Sock-Extender Yarn, and I’m fairly relieved that it looks almost like I intended to do it anyway.
The pattern is based on Polly’s Limbo Socks. I used Lana Grossa Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch in colorway #705. I went down a needle size from the last pair I made for him, and it seems to have been a good decision because he says they fit him better.
So now that his socks are done I no longer have any excuse not to be working on my socks for Sockpal000za. This morning I got up, fed the cats, and then immediately cast on for my sock pal’s socks. I’m using some Socketta in shades of light to medium blue, which looks so much like water that I think the Waterfall Rib pattern from my new Sensational Socks book is just the thing.