The sock that I am making for her has been named Twisted Mockery. It's a sock pattern that was created for a group that I have joined on Ravelry. The group is Sock Knitters Anonymous. They do a knit along each month and every other month, they do a mystery sock. The sock is designed by someone and the pattern is released to the group in pieces. This particular one was spread out over 4 weeks. I'm about to finish up the third part of it.
I have to say, I am pretty pleased and impressed with my results so far. It's got a basic one over one cable that goes all along the front of the sock, pretty much down to the toe. I don't have a picture of it yet, but I have just finished turning the heel. Here's the most recent picture, which was shortly before I started on the heel.
Not bad for a beginner, huh?
So far, the sock has been fun to work on. However, doing that gusset thing....yeah....it's a pain in the arse! At least with one circular needle it is. I'm sure it'll get easier the more times I make a pair of socks. But, for now, it's a pain! I can't wait to get past this part. I was initially doing two socks on one 47" circular needle and didn't have any problems whatsoever with it. The only exception being the occasional twisting of the two working yarns...but I got past that. Not to bad at all, and I like the fact that I was seeing both of them take shape at the same time. With my procrastination traits and my uncanny ability to start something and never complete it, this is the way to go. I at least have the motivation to see the end of the sock. So since I'm working on both of them at the same time, once one is done, the other should be as well. Not at a bad deal!
I need to get this pair finished up so that I can work on a pair for wife. I have some pink yarn (her favorite color) that I want to start turning into socks. Not sure what pattern I'm going to use. I'm tempted to just do something simple so that it'll knit up fast, but then again, I want to add a touch of elegance to it so that it's not just a pair of socks.