Pattern: Waterfall by Miss Babs
Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy sportweight in Waterfall (from the Woolgirl sock club
Needles: 3.25mm Brittany birch double points
Notes: I've decided that though sportweight yarn knits up quickly, I don't like it for socks. The colors in this yarn are gorgeous, and the base yarn itself is very soft, but when used for socks, I find it too bulky. I prefer my socks knit at a gauge of 8 to 9 stitches per inch. My gauge was slightly off for this pattern (6.5 stitches per inch rather than the 6 spi called for), yet the socks are still loose and baggy. The only modification I made was to add an extra lace repeat to lengthen the leg of the sock, which is still a bit shorter than I would like.
The reason I joined the sock club was to break out of my comfort zone, and these socks helped me do that. I'm not crazy about them, but at least I gave it a shot.
I finished these socks up last night in between listing yarns in the shop.
There is a whole bunch of new sock yarns, as well as some handspun. I'm still waiting on a shipment of roving to arrive, but I'm hoping to update the spinning fiber in the next week or two.