I mentioned a while back that I was going to join The Cult Of Sock Knitting, and well, I did! I'm knitting the basic simple ribbed sock from the last issue of Interweave Knits Magazine. Toe up and with a short row heel. (Non knitters - if that means nothing to you, don't sweat it because a few months ago I had no idea what any of that meant either!) My only adjustment was to add some stitches to the width to accomodate my EEE hobbit feet.
I cast on last weekend using the most cunning seamless 'Middle Eastern' cast on, and after some schooling up (and some talking down off the ledge when things got hairy) by the Knit Whisperer, our very own TOA commentor Cecilia, I'm now powering along. The yarn is lovely, a hand dyed fine merino from The Knittery in the 'Passionfruit' colourway (apropos?).
Here's the proof:
It's early days yet. Once finished the sock will be blocked (dampened and stretched on a form) to give it a more traditional sock shape. The pattern results in a slightly pointed toe, but once on this should stretch out into a more regular shape. The yarn is beautiful, both in colour and feel, and should result in a handsome pair of soft, warm socks. Passionfruity ones.