While I was vegging on Wednesday and Thursday I did a bit of sock knitting. I love sock knitting. It is relaxing and mindless when I'm using self striping yarn and just doing a basic stockinette sock.
knit knit knit knit knit knit...very calming.
So I was able to finish this pair using the Opal Ambiente yarn. I used colorway 1860 - you can see all the colorways here. No repeat of stripe pattern - I like that!
This pair has only 52 stitches on 3.25 needles. I may go down another couple of stitches on the next pair. It is tighter than the first pair and after I wear and wash them I'll reevaluate.
So since I finished that pair I had to cast on another pair. I always have a sock on the needles ready to pick up at any time. This yarn is from Blue Moon you can see their yarns here. The colorway is called Sunshine Superman. I love the clever names they give their yarns. I got it around Christmas time and it isn't on their website right now. They change the yarns they dye during the year, so it may be available again later.
I love how there is some pooling at the top of the sock, then it goes into a barber pole stripe effect and there will probably be some more pooling around the ankle as I knit the heel turn/gusset area.
Happy knitting -