Actual Knitting Content!
Thanks everyone for all your input on the Sock Pal socks. There seemed to be such enthusiasm for Rib and Cables in Cherry Bomb that I started those first. And let me tell you, from the first stitch, I was very happy. I just love that pattern.
Then the Asbury Park contingent started to speak up and I thought I ought to give that colorway a try with the same pattern. I hadn't even finished the rib before I frogged it. Too much contrast for the cables. Luckily, Amy of stash, knit, repeat had suggested another pattern-- Beaded Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. So I started those too.
Look how perfect that pattern is for the yarn! Look how nicely it breaks up the color repeats! This may be my new go-to pattern for variegated yarns.
All this means there is much socky happiness at affiknitty. But I still can't decide which pair will be for my sock pal and which pair I will keep. Sigh.