Although I've belonged to the Rocking Sock Club since January this is the first pattern I've knitted - but not in the club yarn. I used Colinette's Jitterbug in colour 161, Oyster Blush.
The pattern is designed by Yarnissima and is written toe-up - my favourite and I used my usual short row heel.
Most of the socks I've knitted have been in stocking stitch using the many variegated yarns to make the pattern but this one caught my fancy and I love it in this almost- uni- colour. I think if I knit this again - and I probably will - I'll adjust the pattern so that the points of the diamond zig-zags meet at the sides. Well, I might....
Next on my list of socks to do is one from the "Summer Pick 'n' Mix Socks" from Probably Jane.
Here is a peep at the shawl I'm test knitting for Laura Patterson. I'm using Poshyarn Cecilia in a lovely rich ruby red with Japanese Toho size 8 seed beads in a dark copper metallic colour from Beads Direct (thanks Clarabelle) and thanks to them for a very fast service to France - three days from ordering to receiving.
And some fabulous Fleece Artist BFL 2/8 in colour Earth - a gorgeous colour but difficult to photo accurately. The navy is actually black but all the shades are very soft.
And it arrived in just four days from Red Bird Knits - great service.
I'm going to knit another Tempest although I don't know what yarn I'll stripe it with, perhaps I'll find something at the I-Knit day in September. I can't wait!! It's been ages since I chose yarn in person.