This is truly my summer of socks. This is the seventh pair I have worked on for the summer, and there is an eighth on the needles right now, but that pair is super secret for the time being. I feel sort of like a sock junkie since I can’t seem to go very long without one pair on my needles.

This pair will be for my brother’s girlfriend, Brenna. She already knows it’s happening, so I don’t have to be sneaky about it. The yarn is Madeline Tosh Sock. Many hand painted yarns have some variation within the ball. For this pair one foot is slightly darker since the outside of the ball is slightly darker. The yarn color is Baltic. It’s definitely hypnotizing. If you haven’t checked out the amazing dyeing of Madeline Tosh you might just start drooling.

The pattern is my own. It doesn’t have a name yet. I’m still brainstorming. I welcome any ideas. It reminds me of scales. I hope to get it out in the next couple of weeks, baby time permitting. Since I’m making these in a different foot size from my own, I will need some help from my friend Karen as a foot model.

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