Summer of Socks 08 began while I was in Myrtle Beach and Mary Beth and I kicked it off together sister style! We both decided to knit the same sock pattern which is the Saucy Sock.
I am knitting Saucy in the Claudia Hand Painted yarn that I bought while on my New Jersey yarn crawl with Kim and Shameka back in March. The colorway is Cherry Chocolate and it has definitely lived up to it's name.
I completed sock #1 yesterday and immediately cast on for sock #2. I have been enjoying knitting this pattern, but a word to those who want to knit it, make sure you go up a needle size for the leg of the sock. The cabling pattern definitely makes for a sock with little, to no ease, to getting it over your heel.
Fortunately for me I forgot my needles in NY and borrowed MB's #2 needles which were actually 2.5's (at the time I didn't know). When I got home I put them on my 2's and realized that her's were larger. I was thankful for it. I would have had to frog and start all over with a larger needle if they had been not the size they were. I normally would have gone down to a size 1 needle for the heel and foot, but decided to stick with the 2's. Glad I did because I got a nice fit with them. The 1's would have been too tight.