Feeling HOT HOT HOT
I am very pleased, and I think my swappee will be too. This particular colorway was virtually impossible for my camera to capture well in any lighting condition - I tried them all. After a massive photo shoot and some photoshop doctoring, this is pretty close, with the bottom one representing the colors best and also allowing a glimpse of the slip stitch pattern.
Pattern: Lava Flow from The Sock-Bug
Yarn: Shaefer Anne, color 46
Needles: Addi Turbo #1
Notes: First time using the Magic Loop method. I had a rough start, but I think I like it and will use it again. Also first time with a short row heel. I don't think I prefer it to a traditional turned heel - it just doesn't seem to look as nice to me. The yarn was new to me as well, and I really, really like it. Its superwash, mohair and nylon and it comes in HUGE skeins (560 yards/4oz) and I have a fair amount left over. It seems like it will make for long-lasting socks. They have some really gorgeous colorways as well. It bled like a mo-fo though when given a bath- which I expected with all that red, but it just kept going and going and going.
They are all wrapped up, along with a little something extra, and ready to go in the mail as soon as I get my butt to the post office.