So I started out the month of March by joining another sock knit-a-long, this time with the Sock Knitters Anonymous group. One of their challenges for the month is lace, and lucky for me I have a spanking new Sock Innovation book by the uber-talented Cookie A. begging to be knit out of so here I go!
For these socks I am using my lovely new skein of Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy Sock yarn that I bought for myself at the beginning of the year. It is a truly interesting shade of pink and green, called magenta-moss on WEBS. It truly is magenta and moss, with some browny-green thrown in for good measure. I think it'll be one of those colorways that will grow on me over time (I have now decided it looks like Shrek chewing Bubblicious gum). Happily I was able to split the yarn in half and get each sock started at the same color change. I never would have been able to get the yarn split evenly without my yarn scale, I am getting a huge amount of use out of that thing. Hopefully I'll get two matching socks rather then fraternal twins since I was able to get both started at the same color change.
I chose the Glynis pattern out of the book as after perusing the projects on Ravelry of socks from Sock Innovation I decided that this pattern would look the best in self striping yarn. My gauge is a tad tight, but really, how much difference will 1/2 stitch per inch make? I think I'd rather they were a bit tight to get on then too loose. For some reason I am having a devil of a time so far keeping the pattern straight, I keep making mistakes and having to pull out work I just did to get it right. Frustrating, but necessary. Here's to hoping it'll get easier for me as I go along.