New socks! New socks!
LOVE THESE. I know they look kinda clowny and all but I LOVVVVVE them.
Pattern: Jaywalker, by Grumperina, published through MagKnits.
Yarn: The amazingly soft, shiny and lovely Vesper sock yarn, available here. (This colourway is Love Stinks (Yeah Yeah).)
Needles: 1.5mm Inox Express, magic loop
Time to completion: Oh, I don't know - a month?
Modifications: Well, the heel is really all I changed. For one thing, I dislike it when sock patterns ask you to knit 1, slip 1 and purl back. Much easier to sl1, p1 across on the wrong side and then knit back for the same effect - and less purling! So I did that. Also, I reversed the gusset decreases so the first decrease you come to is a skpo and the second is a k2tog. It's sort of sneaky how they work. I'll have to take another picture of the heel. I forgot all about it.
I'm dreaming up a sock pattern at the moment, actually, based on the concept of reversing decreases and the fun and interesting shapes they make. I think it will be called Reversi. Not sure though - I'm only midway through the second repeat of my pattern, and it could totally tank by the time I make the heel!