Well, I'm back on a kick of wanting to knit socks. I guess a week of 40° temperatures and cold feet will do that to a person. So now not only am I working on a Bridgewater shawl (collectively decided by knitters on Ravelry to be one of the more difficult Jared Flood patterns) I have decided to try and create my own toe-up version of the Spot Check Socks. They are colorwork, so they are very toasty with the double strands running behind every row.
This is KnitPick's Stroll yarn (of which I have an entire tub FULL of just that... sock yarn) in Canopy (green) and Cartoons. When the Cartoons strand hits a green section, it gets a little difficult to tell which strand is which. There is also more tonal variations in the canopy than I'd like. The line of the single main (toe and heel) color that's supposed to run up the sides? You can barely tell it's there because the "solid" green is a different shade every single round. But they are turning out rather striking despite all that, and it makes it more fun to work on to see that they really will be attractive in the end, despite all the frustrating bits. I started these on Saturday, and I'm already close to starting the heel. For being a colorwork item, these socks really zoom along.
In fact I haven't touched the Bridgewater since starting these socks, and didn't think to take a picture of it while I had my camera out, so you can tell I'm enthused. :D