I was going to take a break from sock knitting all together, and cast on for another Trellis, but then started thinking about the amount of time I have until the bet ends (one month) and the amount of socks to go (5 finished pairs*) and got back on the wagon. I cast on for a pattern called Denmark with some medium weight STR and size 1 dpns:
This is another "Rare Gem", and I love it! This is the Rare Jem that all club members got as a gift at the end of the year - so it was like a 'grab bag' for me. I don't think I would have picked it for myself (all the green) but as usual, once I started knitting it up - I really started liking it.
Another thing - why it took me so long to start knitting up the patterns in Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road is beyond me. This is SUCH a pretty pattern. I love to way she is always sure that the ribbing flows right into the patterning - and this pattern has cute little 'nupps' at the top.
* The good news about the 5 finished pairs is that I'm down to the heel turn on pairs 13 (the new Denmark sock) and 14 (the new plain vanilla sock), and as you can see, I'm making may way to the heel on the Chevron sock, which will be pair 15.