So these pretty socks, which have winged their way to Brussels, will eventually end up back home in Washington DC, having begun their being in Melbourne. Well travelled socks indeed.
Some project specifics?
I used the Ribbed Lace Pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. I followed the pattern pretty much as written. My only deviation is to continue the slipped stitch pattern from the heel flap down to the end of the heel turn.
The yarn is from a local Melbourne girl who plies (boom boom - geddit?) her wares at The Knittery. This is the first time I've used the Merino Cashmere Sock blend, but I'll definitely be knitting with it again. It feels lovely and soft, and I get a nice gauge with 2.5mm needles (I used 2 2.5mm addi circs for these) which means that it knits up just that little bit quicker than the slightly lighter sock weights. The colour in Genevieve's socks is Geranium, and I'm very tempted by the green Forest Moss next time I'm in the purchasing mood. (The Knittery recently got a squeeeee from Lime & Violet on their podcast, so I wonder if her traffic went up after that.
Speaking of being in the purchasing mood, I got a parcel from Simply Sock Yarn Co yesterday so I have some goodies to show off once I get a chance to photograph them in daylight. But I'll leave you with one word.