Have I ever mentioned that my least favorite color is pink?
And that my least favorite shade of pink is hot pink?
Here's my latest FO.
Hot pink is, however, the favorite color of Maggie, #2 Son's gf. And these are for her. Because I am willing to sacrifice my eyeballs (and sanity) in the cause of love.
Yarn: Sock That Rock heavyweight, colorway Hot Flash.
Needles: Addi Turbo, US#3 (foot and ankle) and US#4 (leg).
Pattern: Wendy's generic toe-up pattern, with a cable thrown onto the sides of the leg just because I am really, really into cables right now. Worked on 42 st except for second leg, which was worked on 44 st b/c the first leg was a little tight. I used Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off, which works a treat. It will now be my go-to bind off for things that need to stretch. If you haven't used it yet, I highly recommend it.
Wendy's pattern linked above has become my go-to, toe-up sock pattern. I really like that I don't have to fiddle with casting on at the tip of the toe. It uses a provisional cast-on of half the total stitches on the top of the toe, then uses short rows to form the toe. Tidy and easy, perfect. My next goal is to learn to do a slip-stitch gusseted heel on toe-up socks. I know there are patterns out there, just haven't done the requisite research yet. If any of you know of one that is easily adaptable to any gauge and/or size, sing out in the comments.
Note: there seem to be a plethora (there's that word again!) of hot pink socks being thrown up on people's blogs lately. Cookie (not that that is a surprise; that grrl loves her some pink), Cookie again (these for Our Joan), Carole (hers are mittens, but still very, very pink), Diane. I guess hot pink is The Thing this month.