Needles: US size 2.5 (3.0mm)
Yarn: Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist Sock--Hat Wearing Cat
We're having over-cast weather right now and will continue to for the foreseeable future, please forgive the slightly dark photo. I have been avoiding the flash whenever I possibly can. This is the improved version. :P
The Boy's socks are finished! They were a super quick knit: less than 1 week start to finish with no additional time put in per day. (I average 60-90 minutes on a normal day.) I've put off knitting socks for the kiddles a long time; I'm really not sure why other than I imagined they'd be a futzy ordeal. More so than socks for me, at least. The Boy is always a grateful knit recipient and he was gushing about how great his new socks are. Naturually, The Girl is now jealous and wants some of her own...only because he got some, of course. I imagine she will not be quite so enthusiastic about hers if I ever knit her some.
The pattern is great as-written. It's a top down sock with a heel flap which I tend to avoid for me, but for my son I wasn't too concerned about the stripe pattern getting messed up. In the future, I may use the numbers for this pattern and do an after-thought short row or wedge heel instead.
The yarn though? Oh, kittens. I've found one of my new favorite sock yarn bases; it's a shame it's not the easiest to get a hold of. (Not Wollmeise or GothSocks difficult, but it sells out in under 10 minutes when updates do go live.) If it wears well, it may become my favorite one. Twist is lovely and firm without being tough, and it knits up into a super cushy fabric. It takes color really well as can be seen in the photo. Michelle's dyeing technique and eye for color are excellent. If you like saturated bright colors, DDD may be what you're looking for.