The socks that Alcariel named Raspberry Latte are finished as well as the Dublin Bay socks from the LS Gendarme colorway that she gifted me with at Christmas. Wow! ... two pairs of socks completed this month ... one a UFO and the other started and finished!
Decided to get a couple more pairs of socks on the needles before STR box comes next week .... the "easy" sock is the Broadripple pattern from Knitty in KP Sock Garden - Hydrangea colorway - on BR 3's ... probably for a coffee buddy that is purple/pink crazy. I'm about halfway finished with the heel flap on the first sock. The other is STR 2006 Air Conditioned in Trekking colorway 100 (golds, green, blues, red) on KP 1's. I'm about ..... one inch ... into the first sock .... with such fine yarn on size 1's it will be a long time before they are finished .... definitely not one that I will take along on a car ride.
Didn't want to be without the correct needles when STR comes, so ordered some LM 1's in rosewood, 2's in ebony, and 3's in blonde as well as Addi size 2 circ 47" for a magic loop attempt. Decided to finally get the Fiber Trend blue sock blockers ...... all from Paradise Fibers out of Spokane ... I ordered about 1:15 this afternoon and the items were shipped today .... even had a couple phone calls since the rosewood wasn't available in all the sizes I wanted. Haven't ever ordered from them before, but am impressed so far.