I made up leg warmers with the socks I mentioned in my previous post. I just hammered them out factory style and all together it really only too about half an hour to cut them, line them up and sew them. Not a bad investment of time for 5 pairs of leg warmers.
This sock, soon to be socks when I get off my butt and cast on the second one, is made with my most recent batch of hand-dyed yarn. I did this with food coloring on KnitPicks Bare Worsted Weight Wool. I have pictures of, and directions for, the dyeing process so I will work that up soon... I made this yarn with a nice long repeat since it was initially destined to be a hat with a stained glass effect, but when knit as socks, it made perfect stripes. I did the cuffs, heels and toes in a coordinating royal that was in my Christmas stocking and I really like the look. This way I will also have enough left over to make coordinating fingerless mitts, or somethin... Love it!
This other pair of socks, also on the needles, is made with some Jawoll sock yarn designed by Kaffe Fasset. So pretty! Right now I am getting to the point where I wear mostly hand knit socks. I know it it such a cliche, but I love how they look and feel with my Crocs or my Birkies.