Why orange and black you ask? Because my nephew noticed my handpainted socks in red at Christmas and said "boy I would sure like some knee socks like that in orange and black for wrestling".... Figuring that I would never be able to find orange and black together, I told him I didn't think I'd be able to do them. Well, lo and behold...here we are...:)
Needless to say, I'm a little bit stoked to get started on these. I will be using a free pattern from Knitting Daily They have free e-books that you can download by signing up. They happen to have a 7 pattern sock book. There is a pair of 2x2 ribbing, toe up knee socks that I want to use for my nephew (daughter wants a pair too for powerlifting...of course). That way I don't have to try and shape the calf for him. This will be my first time making toe up socks, though. That makes me a little nervous. Any suggestions, pointers and/or tips that you have for toe up or knee high socks....please feel free to send them my way! :)
While shopping on KnitPicks, I opted to buy myself some of their very nicely priced (read: discounted) books. This book has some of the darn cutest sock patterns ever in it. There are some felted baby booties and adult slippers I'm just waiting to make until I get this latest pile of "orders" done.