My current work in progress:

Comfort Fade Cardi by Andrea Mowry, knit from Miss Babs  Kaweah in the Parchment, Old Gold, Petrified Forest, and Espresso colorways, using 3.75mm and 4mm needles.

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Thanks for all the fabulous suggestions for a name for my new sock pattern. You guys really outdid yourselves this time, I must say.

There were so many great ideas it was very difficult to narrow it down to just a few. I decided not to go with any color-specific names this time, although there were some very cute suggestions. I ended up with an arbitrary assortment of the ones that just struck my fancy. One of the ones suggested was one I had thought of as well, so of course that made the cut.

I have to give honorable mention to two names that totally cracked me up, but did not make the cut:

Sock-Eye Salmon and Death to Smooshy. Heh! You people are fiendishly clever. Seriously.

Anywho, without further ado, the poll:

What Should I Name This New Sock Design?

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I’ll be interested to see which is the popular favorite here. As dictator of this here blog, I reserve the right to override the popular choice and decree my favorite to be the winner. Because I am selfish that way. But maybe not.

So, the sock progresses. It will be a sock accompli shortly.

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A couple of you asked what the lace pattern stitch is that I’m using for these socks, and I don’t have a good answer for that. It’s really just something I doodled up. I’m not saying that I invented it, but I did not pull it from a stitch dictionary. It no doubt exists somewhere else in the universe apart from my fevered brain — I just haven’t run across it. This is true of several of the stitch combinations I’ve put together for my socks.

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I’m on my tenth pair of socks in the Summer of Socks. Of those ten pairs, one is a design by someone else (the Summer Solstice Socks) and nine are my own design. Of those nine, two are available as free downloads from The Loopy Ewe’s free patterns page. I will make the rest of the patterns available, but they will be for sale, not freebies. Because I am greedy capitalist pig.

Lucy Sez

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“Kitty haircut? I think not!”

I hope y’all have a good weekend. And stay cool. I’m all set for the weekend as you can see.

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Nothing says class like a 5 liter box o’ wine.

More Smooshiness

Here is the new sock in progress, being knit from my beloved Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn.

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The colorway is “Cool Fire.” I really love how this yarn is dyed — look at the subtle play of colors on the sole of the foot.

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A gratuitous close-up:

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Watch out! Gusset shot!

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And once again I need a name for this sock pattern. Tell me in the comments — what would you name it?

I’ve nothing much to say today (can you tell?). It’s hot and I believe my brain is cooked. Therefore, I shall back away carefully from the blog. Sudden movements may cause my brain to dribble out my ears.

Lucy Sez:

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“Yeah, and don’t mess with me, either. Leave the a/c cranked when you go.”