Finally: I cast off over a week ago, wove in the ends last Saturday night, and finally got around to photographing these this morning! The pictures were sort of hard to take, because despite the sun, it was really windy this morning. The weather has been crazy here lately. Somewhere before dawn this morning I woke up to what sounded like a freight train whooshing past on the street outside. Lumberjack, who has never encountered tornado weather before, said, "Hey weird, it looks like the wind is blowing from all directions!" and in response I practically fell down the stairs while incoherently muttering something like "BASEMENT DEATH BLANKET WHERE ARE MY SHOES". Everything is fine, but the rest of the night was spent on the couch, as far from windows and removable roofs as possible.
Anyhow, socks! I think it took me about three months to make these in total. I had some trouble with the second sock because of tendonitis, but then cast on again about two weeks ago and was able to finish pretty quickly after that.
I really like this pattern. Although my first pair was made from a semi-solid, I think it really suits variegated yarns too. I was inspired to use this yarn for the pattern when my mom was knitting a Waving Lace Christmas stocking out of Manos Del Uruguay silk merino, and I loved the way the pattern showed through despite the variegation. It's also super stretchy, always a plus for me because my feet are big and I'm finicky about how my socks fit. Another bonus - I made my first pair almost three years ago, and they are still holding on!
Finally, another pair for the sock drawer!
Pattern: Waving Lace Socks, from Interweave's Favorite Socks
Yarn: Pagewood Farms Yukon bamboo/merino/nylon, in colorway Rainbow, probably 380-400 yards of a 450-yard skein
Needles: Kollage size 1 (2.25mm) DPNs