*edited to add: This picture shows the very subtle pooling of this yarn...see the dark stripes? Even more evident on the sole of the sock. Very, very fun...I love pooling. And if you click it big, you can see the gun-metal color I've been going on and on about. Do you think I'm just a little smitten with these? Yeah, that's what I thought. Just a little.
Here is the kitchener stitch (sp?) toe -- not too bad with the directions from the book...more to follow on that if my verbosity holds out. And the cable - lace pattern shows very well here. And the luminous quality of this Fleece Artist merino. Love it.
And finally, the Eye of the Partridge heel and garter stitch border. Easier to pick up neatly and...no gaps. This is my new favorite heel as well. I like it's smoothness. Other knitters at the shop, though, like the traditional slip stitch heel...more comfortable and cushiony they say...to each his or her own. I tried new techniques with this sock and really had fun with it. Thanks sock pal...Hope you like them as much as I do.
And get this...you know the old saying about if you give something that you love away without a look over your shoulder, you'll get it back ten-fold? Or something like that...Well...I'm satisfied with two-fold. Lookee, lookee, lookee what someone returned to the shop a few days ago ...Cathy bought both and gave me one of the skeins if I would knit her some socks. Just like these....by next fall. Yippee! I'm on it.
*also edited to add: Yeah, Lucia's right. I think that saying is about love, ... not yarn. Whatever. I still get to knit ME some socks out of this yarn. And that's all I have to say about that.