I joined Sockapalooza for the first time for several reasons. Not the least of which was a push to finish these. I decided awhile ago I wanted to learn how to knit two at at the same time, toe-up on circulars. I bought "Queen Kahuna's" book. I think she's inventive, but to tell the truth, it's hard to get through a book where red is used very liberally and italics are apparently a designer's best friend. I haven't worked on these in six months. But I love the yarn (Koigu) and would love to finish them. I have the distinct feeling that if I could just get this technique down, I wouldn't have to look at the book ever again. Hah.
Some examination happens when you look through your stash, searching for the exactly right sock yarn to knit your pal's socks with. It turns out I have a lot of purple. And a lot of pastel. And you know where this is going. Pal is fine with just about anything, really, except for purples and pastels. How hilarious is that? Really, I think it's funny! Like any fiber freak, I love buying yarn so I had no trouble plunking down the Paypal to order up something more to her liking. But I still thought it was really funny. I leave you with...a parting shot of some of the purple sock stash (Interlacements Toasty Toes).