Some of you may remember when I dyed some yarn with Kool-Aid, with deeply mediocre results. The yarn was really overcheery and ugly, but I thought it might make socks that a kid would like. Alas, turns out the wool's not superwash. No one I know with kids would actually consider hand-washing their child's socks.
So socks for me it will be. I can't bear to give socks this ugly away. It seems cruel. I'm using the River Ripple pattern, by Michelle Ogden, from one of my knitting page-a-day calendars.
One sock is done (I substituted a French Toe, which I prefer because (1) I hate to Kitchener and (2) it fits me really well):
Now I know you're going to be tempted to tell me the sock is cute, but honestly, you have to admit it was a bad idea to knit this yarn in this pattern. The plain stockinette is all right but the leg is pretty... headache-inducing.
I kinda like it anyway :-)
I'm about 1/3 way down the cuff on sock #2...