i finished my first pair of socks for the L&V Sock Marathon. I've been using sock yarn, but this is the first pair of socks that i've done. they are the wyvern pattern from marnie. click on her patterns page, and it will take you there. these were made from trekking #69 (there goes the inner 12-year-old!), with size #2 lantern moon sox stix i won from sheri @ the loopy ewe (do i really need to link them?)
i know, you wanted to see them on feet. my camera is AWOL at the moment, so this is the best i could do. they look a little odd because they are done with 2x2 ribbing on the sole and the back of the leg. this makes them more form fitting. as much as i normally prefer bright colors, this colorway is definitely attractive. i tried to make these with full repetitions, however, which resulted in them being a tad bit too long for me. that's ok. i had wanted to make socks for A4A for their sock drive, and since they are due march 7, i got these done just in time. while technically this is a lace pattern, the holes are minimal. these will make some school age child very happy. they will go in the wash tomorrow, and into the van (mark smokes, so i'm trying to prevent "contamination") to dry. they will probably be mailed tuesday. I have a hat done for the circus people at A4A as well (they do something with school age children & they had specific colors they wanted (primary green is what i did)).
this pattern was easily memorized. in fact, after i finished sock #1 on wednesday at the school knitting club, i didn't start the next one until friday afternoon. i finished up #2 tonight, and had no problems swinging right back into the pattern after i had finished the short row toe. Whee!
more later, i wanna finish the other Ms. Lime sock (i'm on a finishing roll!)