I hope, I don't already bore you with all the pictures of socks, but well, that's what I knit these days. Or rather, I work on a lot of different things, but the socks are the only items I can share at the moment, because all the other projects are going to be new designs eventually.
I've already told you that I participate in the Supersock World Championship, but I am not sure I told you that each 'lap' offers two different patterns: one is a bit more challenging one, the other is a bit more relaxed knitting. I went in both laps with the challenging, called the 'high octane' version, patters, but liked both 'low octane' patterns as much, that I've knitted them also. :)
The picture above shows the Easy Colorwork Socks that were the 'low octane' pattern in round 1. I used partial skeins from my 'leftover yarn box' and while my husband was a bit shocked first when he saw what I had chosen for them, he now agrees that the combination works very well.
The 'low octane' pattern in round 2 is called Tiveden and well, I miscalculated how much yarn I'd need. Once again I used a partial skein, so I should have thought twice before adding to the cuff length and working (as for the challenge, but not required for a second pair) a rather long leg. In the end I was short by a gram or so, but because I didn't want to rip back and there was no way to shorten the foot length, I just went ahead and used a different yarn for both socks.... looks good enough for me. ;-)