I joined the Socktoberfest KAL on Ravelry. I never did a KAL before and wasn't sure if I could keep up with the progress through the entire project but thought to myself - "Self its socks! How hard could it be?"
It wasn't hard at all and it turned out to be fun. Mostly because this was a mystery pattern that you got to see as you knit, week by week. I have seen ThroughTheLoops sock patterns By Kirsten Kapur before but I've never knit one myself. I have wanted too for a while and this was the perfect opportunity to introduce myself to this talented designers work. I have not been disappointed at all. Her socks also happened to grace the cover of Brave New Knits. My current favorite book to drool over. I did not finish these yet but I did manage to start and finish two other pairs.
One pair is this plain 2x2 rib throughout the leg and down the instep. I lost the yarn band but I love the color. Very earthy and autumn.
The other pair I knit with an afterthought heel and a 2x2 ribbed cuff/leg. My first afterthought heel. I like it better then a short row heel - it looks cleaner and tighter. I also love the colorway. Its funny, before now I never would have picked this color. Now I love it. It was a gift from Susie. Thanks Susie!