Here's what I'm thinking. My sock pal lives somewhere in the South. Although, through stalking her on her blog, I know that it snowed there this past winter, and she regularly knits woolen socks for herself, I can't help thinking that, perhaps, some cotton socks wouldn't go amiss, so that she can wear them as soon as she receives them in August. But then, wool socks just feel more loving, don't they?
So, I've been considering making two pairs of socks for my sock pal. One pair in wool, for when winter comes round again, and one pair in cotton, for immediate enjoyment. Below are all the patterns I'm considering, in black and white so your comments aren't influenced by the colour. First up are the wool sock possibilities.
These are the Best of Show socks from the book Socks Socks Socks. After seeing a pair of similar socks that Eunny knit, I've been wanting to knit something like this. But I'm a very slow colour knitter......and with the strands, the socks would be much thicker and warmer. Possibly a disadvantage in this situation. I don't know if my sock pal likes to go skiing! I've also been anxious to try knitting a pair of socks, any pair of socks, designed by Cookie A., because they are so spectacular. This pattern is called Baudelaire.
And here's a pair of socks designed by Eunny herself, Bayerische. Aren't they lovely?
Another, more complex pattern by Cookie A., the Pomatomus socks.
Queen of Cups by Nathania Apple.
And next are the cotton sock possibilities. I really think a pair of lacy socks would be best.Leaf Socks, in Socks Socks Socks. Overkill, perhaps?
Feather and Fan socks, also in Socks Socks Socks.
And this pair of Reptilian Lace socks, by Sivia Harding. The white dots you can see winding their way down the front are beads!!
Rainy Day socks, designed by Yuliya Sullivan. Aren't they cute? I think they're written as indoor socks, so the gauge is looser, with thicker yarn. I might need to change that for a tighter gauge and thinner yarn, to make a more durable pair of socks for regular use.
And last, but not least, Falling in Love socks, by Anniken Allis. My concerns with this pattern are that the foot looks a little baggy (but that is easily fixed), and I'm not sure how well the leg of the sock would stay up, because there isn't any ribbing.