Dancing in Ballet (discontinued, but there are a few other colorways left on clearance, if you're interested.) Needles:
Susan Bates US 1 dpns Pattern:
plain old sock recipe. cast on 56 (yarn is stretchy), 2x2 rib cuff, heel flaps.
i called these socks a lot of different things while making them: dancing socks, bubblegum socks, valentine's day socks, spring socks, and finally The Perpetual Pink And Purple Socks
. i started these sometime in january
and finished them saturday. April 28. these socks took 4 months to knit, making them the slowest pair of socks i have ever made. my 10th pair of socks, plain, no frills, stockinette socks, took me four months!
i think they earned their name.
nonetheless, these socks are great
. the colors are pure happiness, they fit perfectly, they're light and cottony and perfect for warmer weather. see? my timing worked out fine...
(to my credit, the past few semesters i have commuted an hour a day to work, which gave me a lot of sock knitting time. i took this semester off work, so i only got a row in here and there on these guys before and after classes. but still. molasses.)
now...if i could just finish up the other 10,000 things on the needles, i'd be in good shape!