The yarn (Juno Fibre Arts Buffy Sock) is knitting up beautifully, I love the splashes of red and blue.
As for the pattern... Well, it is based on the Embellishing Hilda Sock pattern, but with some modifications. The pattern has 4 repeats of the diagonal lines, but I'm only doing 2. I am also considering reversing the direction of the diagonal once I get to the left side of the sock, to make a zig zag pattern instead - although then I'll have to decide what to do on the rear of the leg.
Oh, and I'm not reversing the pattern on the second sock - but that's not really a design decision, it's because I forgot *laughs*
I'll probably do a regular short row heel rather than the heel in the pattern, mainly because the pattern writing is slightly confusing and I'm too lazy to decipher it. Plus, I like short row heels.
Actually, talking of heels - usually I do the short row type over half of the stitches (my usual cast on is 64, so the heel goes across 32). On my Ice Cream Waffle socks, the heel is done over 29 stitches for some reason, and from trying on the first sock it seems to fit better than usual. So I might use these to experiment with a narrower heel. The design is flexible enough that it won't disrupt the pattern.
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