Even though we're in the middle of fall, I have a springy pair of socks to show you.
Pattern: Embossed Leaves by Mona Schmidt from Favorite Socks
Yarn: Sundara Sock in Cherry Blossom
Needles: Susan Bates DPNs in US2
Modifications: I needed to end the toe on the first sock 1/2 repeat earlier than called for in the pattern. This messed up the toe shaping, so I flipped it to go the other direction. For the second sock, to avoid this problem, I started with row 9 of the lace chart, which put the toe in the right place. It also makes the socks mirror images of each other (which is fun) but it's kind of hard to see.
I also liked the way the brown twisted around my leg in the first sock, it was reminiscent of the branches on a cherry blossom tree. I thought I would be clever and wind the remaining yarn in the opposite direction so the branch would spiral the other way. I turns out that there's more brown in the end of the skein than in the beginning, so I got a lot more "branch" on the second sock.
Yay, another single sock turned into a pair! It turns out that I'm knitting faster than I'm blogging again, which is a nice problem to have. I'll try and catch up!