Pattern and Modifications: John's Anniversox (I couldn't find the name of the person putting up this pattern)
Since my gauge is smaller than that of the pattern, I needed to cast on more stitches (76 sts) to accomodate for the recipient's size. Instead of the twist stitch cable, I used the mock wave cable from B. Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (p.115) on the foot.
Yarns: KnitPicks Sock Garden (2 skeins) Col: 23468 Star Gazer Lily
KnitPicks has slimlined their sock yarn lines and many colourways of Sock Garden, Sock Landscape and Sock Memory have been discontinued. I got a bunch of these colourways when they were still available ... but have yet to knit them. I really like Sock Garden ... very soft and pleasant to work with, though tends to be a bit splitty. Considering the good price, I think the quality is good. The colourway I chose is a very delightful one ... it kept me in a cheerful mood while working on the socks!
Gauge and Needles: 10 sts per inch using US1.5
Start Date: 06-07-2006
Finish Date: 06-12-2006
Now that the socks are done, my knitting would return to the Leftovers Tank. I am still undecided about the neckline - a choice between crew neck or V-neck. It seems crew neck would be simpler ... but I think a shallow V-neck would be cute.
A quick recap of the past weekend: I didn't do any KIP on Saturday! (Oops!) Instead, Husband and I went to a gathering of car enthusiasts and we met:
1. a bunch of rich people (definition of 'rich people' - those who drove there in a Ferrari or Limborghini)
2. a small bunch of snobbish rich people (definition of 'snobbish rich people' - those who were unhappy that morning because there were too many Porsche and Lotus in the gathering; they prefer it to be purely Ferrari and Limborghini ... Duh!)
3. a couple of rich good-looking-not-like-real-but-from-movies people. Then I realized I really don't regard those good-looking people in movies as real flesh and blood ... my fault! LOL!
That was an interesting morning!