I should stop knitting green socks
The modified Cable Rib socks are finished. Overall I'm pleased, but once again I'm plagued with color variations in the green yarn. (Apologies for the low light photos. I also used the wrong setting on my camera and was to lazy to retake the pics.)
Pattern: Cable Rib Socks by Erica Alexander (from Interweave's Favorite Socks)
Yarn: Regia Silk, Moss 070
Needles: US size 1.5 (2.50 mm) DPNs
Modifications: Used a braid on the leg instead of the specified cable and did not run the cable all the way to the top of the cuff.
I had bought the yarn from an extremely reliable online source, and honestly, it never occurred to me to check the lots when the yarn arrived. Sure enough, when I went back and checked the labels, the lots were different. Drat! These socks will be a gift for my dad, and I wanted them to be, well, perfect. It's a good thing he's of a certain age, and his eyesight isn't so, well, perfect.
(For those who are curious, the extremely reliable online source did make things right.)
What a nice surprise Regia Silk is, though! It has a lovely hand, nice stitch definition, and good grief, it's affordable. Since it comes in a nice range of solids, this may become my go-to "man yarn" (except for the Professor, whose taste in socks runs a bit wilder than that of the average man).