More finished socks!
Pattern: Adaptation of Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern from Nancy Bush's "Knitting Vintage Socks" I saw an adaptation for this pattern to larger yarn that Grumperina did and thought it looked really good at a larger gauge, so I gave it a try. I used 7 repeats around and sort of faked the rest. I also change the ribbing to k2p2 instead of k2p1 since the number of stitches I needed didn't divide evenly into 3's.
Yarn: Gjestal Superwash Sport I got from elann probably a year and a half ago. 100% superwash wool.
Needles: US Size 2 aluminum dpns.
Gauge: 7.5 spi
Verdict: They're good. I had a little trouble with the patterning because I didn't immediately realize that the patterning for the instep portion varies in stitch count based on what row you're on. So I thought I had messed it up and ripped back like... 4 times trying to figure out what went wrong. But the stitch count variation ended up being useful in the end. The stitch pattern makes for a VERY snug sock. It works for Nana since she has narrow feet, but if you're making this sock and have a wider foot, just make sure it will be comfortable before you finish them.
I also crochetted a special order bag that I forgot to take a pic of, but I started socks for me too.
These are the Leaf Socks from "Socks Socks Socks" I didn't realize it at first, but the leaf border around the top is knit separately and then attached. I'm going to try to figure out how to attach it as I go. Who wants a seam around the cuff of their socks!? The leaf panel is turning out very subtle. Kind of nice in such a brighly colored yarn. I was unsure if this would be a good pattern for the variegated yarn, but I really like it. You can see what it looks like on my leg here. I had to restart the left sock this morning since the directions are written so that there is a left and right sock with the leaf motif flowing down the outside of the foot. I think I'll call these Autumn Leaves socks. Oh yes.