Yesterday I completed the final pair of socks for my 2009 Personal Sock Club, only 8 days behind schedule. In knitting time, I think this can be classified as being done by the due date.
The pattern is my personal sock hero Nancy Bush's Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch from Knitting Vintage Socks. The yarn is Patons Australia Patonyl and the stripes in the heels and toes are from some scraps of hand-dyed Patonyl that I originally received as part of a swap gift from Sonia.
As always with the sock patterns from Knitting Vintage Socks I am attracted by the plain repetitive busyness of the small pattern repeats. In practical terms, these stitch patterns are ideal for socks, providing the stretch when necessary for easy putting on and taking off, but contracting around the ankle and instep to fit elegantly.
Now on to PSC 2010 - though - unlikely as it sounds - I'm in danger of distraction from some short socks with frilled tops from Judy Sumner's Knitted Socks East and West.