But I am not sad at all! I have a new favourite. It's a bit of cliche knitting a lace leaf pattern in green ... but if it comes out lovely, why not? :)
Pattern and Modifications: Embossed Leaves Socks designed by Mona Schmidt (IK Winter 2005)
I kept seeing this lovely pattern around the knitting blogisphere and finally, I have to make myself a pair.
As I told you before, the twisted rib cuff is not very stretchy and doesn't look good, so I just did a simple k1p1 ribbing with German twist cast on.
I think the pattern would come out best with solid or near solid colour yarns, though I've seen gorgeous ones with multicoloured yarns too. I especially like the toe decrease which was done in a way that the leaves' shapes were kept:
Yarn: Cascade Fixation (98.3% Cotton, 1.7% Elastic) Col: 5606
I love this elastic cotton yarn. You'll get very comfortable cushy socks ... though they tend to be a bit thick. If you avoid washing them in machine, the socks would keep their softness. I think I did better with keeping the yarn not too stretched nor too relaxed while knitting this time.
Gauge and Needles: Not sure about the gauge. I used US1.5 DPNs and cast on 64 stitches.
Start date: 05-10-2006
Finish date: 05-17-2006
A quick update on the Leftover Tank. I am not a very good judge in colour combination ... so I am really not sure if the way I mix the colours would come out well ... but no matter what, I am going to wear this tank when it is finished. :) One day while knitting it, I suddenly had a case of panic attack ... fearing that it would be too small! So, I had to measure it against the smallest top I have in the closet: