I've started my Sockapaloooza Socks! As you can see, I have changed my plan a bit from the original idea of Fair Isle cuffs with a cabled sock. Why? Well, there are a couple of reasons. Number One is because I would have had to knit a test sock to figure out the gauge differences before I knit the sock for my Sockapaloooza Pal, and I didn't think I had it in me to knit two pairs of such a complex sock design by the deadline - May 1. Number Two is because of the weather: Fair Isle and Cables seem more Fall and Winter to me. I'm personally tired of cold weather and ready for some warmer Spring temps and knitting heavier socks just seems kind of counterproductive. (Not that my knitting is what changes the seasons, but you know what I mean.) So, I got out the graph paper, and using Vine Lace as the center pattern, designed some other lace patterns that look vaguely floral and voila! Sock design! I'm knitting it in the Knit Picks Color Your Own Fingering Weight, dyed with Easter Egg dye tablets (can you get more Springy?) I'm really happy with the way these are looking and I hope that my Sock Pal loves them!
By the way, I got my new combs yesterday, so I'll be learning to comb later today! Tomorrow will either have pictures of what I've combed, or pictures of my Band Aids!