The 2nd pair - well, I don't really have a pattern. Cast on 52, k2, p2 for 2"", knit around for 6", blah, blah, blah. But obviously, I forgot the blah, blah, blah part because the toes are a bit different from each other (1 still needs to be grafted). I made the 1st sock in Austria this spring and the 2nd sock over the past 3 days - it went fast once I actually sat down and finished it - I have a big incentive because I need my needles for another project.
I always make socks for my son, but never for myself. But tomorrow I am starting a pair for myself, I am so excited. My friend's Mom showed me her knee socks and it is a pattern I have never seen before. When I asked about the pattern - well - they had never seen it written down before but have been making this type of sock for years (my friend has a drawer full and is lending me a pair of hers to use to look at for the pattern).
It has been busy around here - I have tons of things going on believe me, and hopefully soon I will get a chance to blog about some of them, but for right now I am right out straight. I had to put all my sewing away - no time for a sewing mess right now (that is a good thing about knitting socks - small, mess free and portable). I had hoped to make many Christmas gifts this year, but I think that my pre-sewing Christmas time has come to an end so I will have to call this year good. At least I did get a few cute things made up.