As I mentioned I worked the YOs through the back loop to close up the holes and I like the pattern a lot better this way! Without the holes the pattern is less lacy and would work for a guy or a girl. The stretchiness of the knitted fabric was a pleasant surprise - these fit really well!
The yarn is from a local dyer - The Black Lamb - and is 80/20 merino nylon. It's lovely stuff, soft and squishy, but it feels just slightly too thick for socks. Well, unless it's thick socks you're after, then it's perfect. The colour way is labelled as "clay", although in my head I've renamed it "pressure-treated lumber" and it's a slightly mossy green neutral.
With Hedera done my plan is to cast on Rhombus next. At the Toronto Knitter's Guild Frolic I scouted out this Red Sock Blue Sock Yarn in a "grape jelly" colourway expressly for Rhombus. They're gonna be glorious!
Seems like I fall further behind on my knitting commitments every time I finish another pair. I can't knit any faster so it's time to pare down my commitments, particularly as I seem to be finding myself not knitting the things I want to knit. Time to make a new plan.
• I'll sit out on some of the sock knitting KALs on Ravelry ... unless they overlap with other knitting goals, I just don't have the time right now.
• I'm committed to the Cookie A. sock club for 2015 so I will complete those patterns.
• I'm committed to my Year of Projects so although I will complete those patterns, but I'll relax the schedule and let them carry over into the next year of projects
• I want to knit socks for the Warm Hands Network, so I'll alternate those socks with Cookie A. socks
So that's the plan for now: two pairs on the needles - one Cookie A for YoP or Sock Club + one for the Warm Hands Network. Now let's just see if that's a plan I can stick to!