I just realized I finished these socks almost 6 months ago but was too busy to post about them.
They're the Punctuated Rib socks from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns. I made a child's size and knee highs, but otherwise it's the same pattern. You can almost see the stitch detail on the right foot.
Gwen chose this yarn, and I knit one sock. Then I got busy. Meanwhile, she was growing. By the time I got around to knitting the second sock, the first on was too small! Fixed by dropping a purl stitch down to the heel, then knitting the second sock at a looser gauge. Whew! I really didn't want to reknit the sock. I had already broken two needles on that Punctuated Rib pattern (and I'm a fairly loose knitter). Needless to say, I switched to metal needles after it was clear that the stitch pattern didn't get along well with bamboo!
About the book: it has a lot of sweet patterns in it, patterns I'm looking forward to knitting. And if you don't know anything about working with handpainted yarns, it will have some useful information for you. Unfortunately, for me that first informational section of the book (only 14 pages long, with generous use of photos) wasn't worth the price of the book (and I bought a discounted damaged copy through Interweave). Which just means I have to knit some more of those patterns!
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