Pattern: Leyburn from Mintyfresh
Yarn: the sanguine gryphon bugga, nebraska conehead
Needles: #1 knitpicks options
Started: December 23, Finished: January 18
awhile back, i asked for pattern and yarn suggestions, and then i never talked about it again. whoops. i went with the leyburns because they seemed the most
i modified them because bugga is a bit thicker than most sock yarns and the pattern as written would have been too baggy. i made the back of the leg 2x2 ribbing to make it nice and snug. i like the socks but it took me awhile to finish them because i got a little tired of it after sock #1.
i've discovered that i don't love bugga for socks. the aforementioned teensy bit of extra thickness means that the yarn won't match up well with a lot of patterns. the yarn seems dense and it doesn't have as much give as skinny bugga. i can also foresee these becoming super fuzzy in a short period of time. i actually think bugga is a better match for lace, as the yarn has beautiful drape, and of course, it's very soft.
but spicy loves these socks and i had a hard time getting them back from him to wash and photograph them. One down, 11 to go!