I have a brand new pattern that I was going to post next week, but after this debacle, I need to re-think it.
On a more positive note, here are some funky new socks I made for the boys. It's a new kids yarn from Regia called "Flusi".
That's a picture of the sock monster on the label along with Marty's socks. He's too young yet to tell me what his favorite color is, but I'm hoping it will be red (or my favorite, green). Mickey, however, loves blue so he gets this pair:
Older brother Jack's favorite color is pink. His second favorite is orange. When I saw the pink and orange colorway in the yarn, how could I resist? Unfortunately, my camera wouldn't take an accurate picture of the color, but here they all are lumped together.
The pattern for the pink and blue socks is the Easy Basket Weave socks from Kathleen Taylor's new book. I did a flap heel with the garter stitch gusset, as I'm just not too crazy about short row heels. Marty's blue and red socks are just a generic pattern with a knit 3, purl 1 pattern. Super simple. All of these came with me on my trip to Maine, and I knit a little on each one as I was staring out at the Atlantic Ocean with Nubble Light in the background! It was nice to have a pattern written by someone who knows what she's doing.