At last, I have a share-worthy (if not award-worthy) picture of the lace sock I've been obsessing over:
I haven't had a lot of time for it - and I suspect it should be a lot longer than this even in the time I have had because it's a worsted weight yarn - but I've enjoyed every stitch. The yarn is Twisted Fiber Art's 'Yummy' and if you work with it you'll know why it got that name (hint: there's cashmere in it), the colourway 'Slate' which is a coordinating subtle for Bookworm, if like me are in love with the bluey grey tones.
Knitting worsted weight socks is such an attractive proposition because they go
but at the same time, they are gonna be warm socks and there is absolutely no point in putting an elaborate design of holes into them. I have learned the hard way that lace doesn't make a hot sock cool enough for warmer weather, but it does make a medium-temperature sock totally unsuitable for weather that is actually, unarguably, cold.
So: I really should not be knitting holes into these socks. Probably a raised increase would be smarter. On the other hand, yarn overs are so fun!
And also, So hard to photograph well!
Because the grey, much as I love it, is kinda dark.
Even though the dark colour is great for my wardrobe, I can't help thinking the lace would show up better in a brighter colour. Of course, that would probably mean me buying more yarn which I'm not supposed to do right now for reasons I can illustrate overwhelmingly next week because huge piles of yarn are not hard to photograph well at all.
(you know where this is going, right?)
Luckily I am pretty sure my yarn-buying break doesn't apply to picking up a few favourites from the end of the current Twisted Fiber Art club. I don't want to post it here lest I spoil somebody's surprise in their own mailbox (click on Hugs' google+ page for a pic of the braid if you're curious) but
omigosh omigosh omigosh
it's a perfect smorgasbord of lace sock colour choices!
(or maybe I mean, lace hat colour choices? though it's illogical to put a lot of holes into a hat too, isn't it.)