I’m so glad some folks liked the cloverleaf pattern! Do let me know if any of you make them.
Here are Opal’s "Brasil 501" socks. The colours here are a little out of control for me. I looked long and hard at them and it’s the yellow and green that seem out of place; the blue/purple/pink can be made to work together. I think I prefer solid-coloured socks with some texture. But I was pleased to be able to match them up together, after a couple of false starts on the second sock.
But this is a quick knit in stockinette, so there’s that to be said for it. Made on size 0 bamboos, with 60 stitches and 2×2 rib cuff. I also made them cuff-down, and I’m not that happy with the cast-on.
I do cable cast-on usually for the cuff to be stretchy but it still
I don’t like this Opal yarn much. This skein was a little threadbare in parts. It’s also a little rough and I found that it was making the skin of my right index finger chafe a lot. I haven’t washed them yet though, so we’ll see. I also have a huge amount left over, almost enough for another sock.
Last leg of the road-trip: spent a day on beautiful Lake Tahoe yesterday. It’s amazing how some alcohol, consumed slowly on a sailboat over a sunny afternoon, can take the edge off a crowded place on a long holiday weekend. I went there gritting my teeth in anticipation, but actually enjoyed myself very much.