I actually finished my socks! I guess I just kept putting them off doing other projects, Remember I started them over a YEAR agot (if you read down around the pix of the nancy bush book) Anyway I'm getting the sock bug again and really want to start a new pair. So i quick finished my sock so i could use my FAVE needles, that i got in Germany. LOL I'm telling myself this time that I can't take over a year, my goal is 1-2 months. I'm a member of the six sock knitalong yahoo group, and the pattern is really great for the summer and yes it's a lace pattern, i can't believe i like it! (if you click the link it will take you to the home page and the photo is the sock for this 2 month period, if you like the pattern join!)
I thought if I actually knit that sock and try and do it along with the group... I'll actually finish a pair of socks really quick. or at least quicker than my track record has been this past couple of years..
OK so the pattern is one I figured out myself. I have the Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush and in one of the patterns i found like 10 rows that i thought would make a really great repeat on a sock so here's the result. my favorite part is if you look closely there's a diamond wrap shape in the pattern. It looks similar to a leaf (almost) I tried to get an up close pix... If you look closely down near the bottom of the left sock in this pix to the right is the shape I'm talking about. sorry no arrow or anything I don't have a fab photo shop thingy... just the basics. Anyways the yarn is yarn I dyed myself, with koolaid, about 2 or more years ago. it's the one on the right if i recall correctly. anyways they turned out wonderfully, don't you think?
anyways just wanted to share my slow success.