They are finished! And they are very purple.
Pattern: Loksins by Cassandra Thoreson
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Blackberry (nearly solid)
Needles: size 1 (2.25 mm) and size 0 (2.00 mm)
Modifications: added 1-inch 1x1 ribbed cuff, eye of partridge heel flap
I really loved knitting these socks. The lace pattern is interesting, but not so intricate that it required my full attention (a very important quality for a project one takes to knitting night). It's entirely likely that I will need to make a pair of these for myself.
The modifications I made were simple. The pattern calls for a short garter stitch cuff, and I substituted an inch of 1x1 ribbing. Apparently I'm a traditionalist, because I really like ribbing on my sock cuffs. (The garter cuff looks very nice too.) I did an eye of partridge heel simply because I felt like it.
The Lorna's Laces love-fest continues here at T4SHQ. I have a particular weakness for subtly shaded solids, and this yarn did not disappoint. Now I understand why Grumperina is such a LL devotee.
I'm off to give these a quick soak so I can block them and ship them out. If I don't get these out of the house soon, there's a chance they will never leave. I'm afraid my mother will not believe me if I disclaim all knowledge of the purple socks.