I decided to cast on more socks, using yarn that couldn't help but be inspiring... My easyknits deeply wicked skein:
I figured some obnoxiously loud colours would be just the thing to get my motivation back ;)
Yep, that's pretty loud *laughs*
I commented to cunning boyfriend that they looked like chili peppers. He joked that I was making Reggae Reggae sauce - so these have become my Reggae Reggae socks. For those who don't know, the sauce came about following the creator appearing on Dragon's Den (I think the American equivalent is Shark Tank?)
Levi Roots got his investment and Reggae Reggae sauce is pretty popular now.
Anyway, I'm knitting these toe up, as is my preference, but I decided to try doing a flap and gusset heel instead of the short row heel I usually do on toe up socks. It took quite a lot longer, but I love the effect of the Eye of Partridge stitch on the back:
So far I love how the yarn is knitting up, but it isn't the most fun to knit with. It's very tightly spun so it'll wear well, but it's not the softest on the fingers.